Real Madrid snatched a 2-1 win over Ajax in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday, as VAR made a controversial first appearance in the competition.
Real Madrid scores first against the entire run of play ⚡️ Brilliance from Vinicius Jr. and a laser finish from Benzema puts the defending champions ahead— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) February 13, 2019
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Having had a Nicolas Tagliafico goal disallowed in the first half after a review, Ajax found themselves behind through Karim Benzema's 60th goal in the tournament.
Hakim Ziyech thought he had secured a deserved draw for the home side at Johan Cruijff ArenA, but Marco Asensio struck late on to put Madrid in control of the tie.