Vazquez and Vinicius injured in horror Madrid first half

Santiago Solari and Real Madrid were dealt another blow on Tuesday as wingers Lucas Vazquez and Vinicius Junior were injured.

Vinicius Junior hobbles off for Real Madrid   -  Getty Images

Real Madrid was hit by a pair of first-half injuries in its Champions League last-16 second leg defeat against Ajax at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Madrid trailed 2-0 at the break after early goals from Hakim Ziyech and David Neres put the visitor in control of the tie, 3-2 up on aggregate with 45 minutes to play.

And the reigning European champion was forced into a pair of changes before the break, with Lucas Vazquez and Vinicius Junior hobbling out of the match in quick succession.

Gareth Bale replaced Vazquez - who could be seen nursing his thigh on the bench - and was again jeered by the Bernabeu crowd, having been whistled off in Saturday's Clasico defeat to Barcelona.

Marco Asensio came on for teenage winger Vinicius as Madrid - already without suspended captain Sergio Ramos - crashed out of the Champions League after a humbling 1-4 (3-5 aggregate) defeat.

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