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Individual Match Highlights: Mesut Oezil (Real Madrid) Against Ajax

Mesut Oezil put in another man of the match performance for Real Madrid this week in Los Blancos' 2-0 defeat of Dutch powerhouse Ajax.

A real creative force in midfield with his quick bursts, clever one-twos, through balls, and flicks, Oezil was the stand-out player on show at the Santiago Bernabeu. Moreover, Oezil's performance also had a cutting edge to it as the 21-year-old German international provided the assist for the second goal of the night after seeing his initial shot blocked.

Showing their appreciation for his efforts, the Real Madrid faithful gave their newest signing a rapturous applause when he was subbed by coach Jose Mourinho just before the final whistle. (See here.)

After the match Oezil showed his appreciation for the fans' reaction.

"I was proud to hear the applause from the audience, really proud. The crowd is helping me a lot but also all the team. I always want to give the best I can on the field and hope people will continue to be happy with my football at the end of the game with Ajax, but most importantly because the team has won."

Highlights of Mesut Oezil's outing against Ajax can be seen below:


As a bonus, footage of Cristiano Ronaldo's highlights against Ajax can be seen here, while in another Champions League video the stellar performance from Rangers defender Madjid Bougherra at Old Trafford can be seen here.