Solari praise for Real Madrid stalwart Ramos ahead of 600th appearance

Rex Christensen
February 14, 2019

The home side thought they had profited from a horror error by Courtois, who allowed a Donny van de Beek header to spill from his grasp and Tagliafico nodded the rebound into an empty net.

Ramos was impressed by Ajax's high-pressing approach and revealed Madrid switched their tactics in the second half to gain a foothold in the match.

Substitute Marco Asensio scored a late victor to put Madrid in a strong position going into the second leg on March 5.

There was undoubtedly the presence of Dusan Tadic to factor into the equation, who stands in the way of Courtois as the Belgian looks to claim a loose ball inside his penalty area, but the former Southampton midfielder would feel incredibly hard done by had the goal been ruled out for obstruction. "We are ready to fight for everything, to get to the final of the Copa del Rey and go as far as possible in the Champions League".

"I believe it's possible to win four", Courtois said at a press conference at the Johan Cruyff Arena. You have to know how to read games and we did that.

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Predrag Mijatovic is convinced that Santiago Solari is the right man to lead Real Madrid to more glory. We had to stick together and remain united and make the most of the counter-attacks to break their line of pressure and we scored two goals, which is important in terms of the tie.

"We can be proud of the team", he said. I want to congratulate their great fans and a team that plays such good football, with real character, despite them having so many youngsters.

'Yes, the truth is that seeing the result... it's something I had in mind, ' Ramos said after the game.

There is also a view that Bale can be very effective using his pace against exhausted rivals in the last 20 minutes of games as he did on Saturday. Vinicius Junior came closest for Madrid when he cut in from the left wing and shot on target only for Onana to palm the ball over the bar.

Ajax might have felt optimistic when they drew an out-of-sorts Madrid back in December but Santiago Solari's side have found their rhythm since, winning six out of their last seven matches.

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