Every generation needs a brilliant touch of Dutch

Ajax players celebrate their side's third goal during the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Ajax at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

How much did you enjoy watching Ajax beat Real Madrid on Tuesday night? Let me count the reasons.

Firstly, because, well, Real Madrid. And even if you’re not predisposed to relishing European football’s peacocks-in-chief occasionally getting their feathers plucked, then simply, Sergio Ramos.

Ramos, you may remember, had cunningly taken a yellow card in the first leg to ensure he would be suspended for Tuesday’s putative formality and thereby cleared for Real’s inevitable strut to the latter stages.

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