From 2016 through 2018, he scored a staggering 16 of Real Madrid's 28 goals in the first two rounds of the Champions League knockout stages. Real Madrid legend Raul, on the other hand, has 71 goals in the tournament.
Solari told UEFA.com: "He has a wonderful personality".
"We knew how to play the game, to work hard, to suffer when we had to, and then to hit back and score when the chances came", Solari said at the postgame news conference in Amsterdam. This historic Madrid side has the stamp of his character. I think in most parts of the game we dominated the game and created some big chances.
"He has been, and remains, a fantastic captain".
"I hope we produce a performance as serious as we did three days ago (at Atletico). We underperformed against Heracles and Feyenoord in the league", he said of recent domestic defeats that left Ajax off the pace in the Dutch title race.
The report claims that Sarri is set to leave Chelsea at the end of the season, after struggling during his time in England so far.
The second leg of the series will take place in March.
Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag was bemused by the VAR decision.
"It's up to us to pick ourselves up", said the Ajax boss.
Ajax got the goal their play deserved with 15 minutes remaining as Ziyech side-footed home after a sweeping move, latching on to a delivery from David Neres on the left. We have to focus on our football and enjoy it.
"It is an option to start with him and Dusan Tadic in attack, but Kasper Dolberg and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar are also great strikers who give us options", the coach said. We're physically fit and with the right team spirit, we can go a long way.
Real Madrid will return to La Liga action on Sunday when their travel to Girona before taking on Levante the following weekend.