VAR made its Champions League debut in the round of 16.
That means he would miss the return leg at the Bernabeu on March 5, but has a clean slate for the rest of the competition should Madrid progress.More news: Australia to reopen detention centre after Senate passes medical evacuation bill
In an extraordinary post-match interview, Ramos revealed he broke Uefa's rules and as a result he is now in line for an extra one-match ban. "It is not to underestimate the opponent nor to think that the series is over, but in football you have to make tough decisions", said Ramos.
But nearly two full minutes after the goal had gone in, Slovenian referee Damir Skomina struck a bemused expression as the teams prepared to restart the game. In four of his last six matches, he was brought on in the second half, playing 26 minutes at Espanyol, 23 in Girona, 26 away to Barcelona and 33 at Atlético. "The best thing about today is the result". I'm annoyed that I won't be able to play the return leg because of the booking I got at the end of the game. I want to make clear that that hurts me more than anyone. "I will support the team from the stands like any other fan, looking forward to being in the quarterfinals".
Ajax overwhelmed Madrid at times and could easily have been 2-0 ahead at the break but Dusan Tadic hit a post and a VAR call disallowed a Nicolas Tagliafico header.
"I think it was the right decision, when it happened I thought maybe offside", Courtois told BT Sport. We are very happy, especially for Marco Asensio, how he played, and for his goal, which was very important.