Real Madrid vs. Ajax: 4 Things to Take Away from Final Group D Clash

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Real Madrid vs. Ajax: 4 Things to Take Away from Final Group D Clash
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Group of Champions, huh? Apparently not all champions are made the same.

Now that all six matches have been played, the greatly hyped Group of Death looks more like a two-horse race than the hotly contested group it was supposed to be.

Ajax's almost shameful defeat to Real Madrid proved that the gap between the Spanish champions and the Dutch is much greater than many anticipated.

Frank de Boer's men were never really in this one. They finished with 60 percent of possession, but were outgunned by 20 shots to 12, with nine on target for Madrid and just four for Ajax.

De Boer's men didn't even manage a single shot on goal in the first half and had no answer for Los Merengues' fast counterattack.

The result had no effect on the final standings or in deciding which teams would move on, but that doesn't mean that nothing was learned.

Let's review a few key talking points to take away from Group D's final match between Real Madrid and Ajax.

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