Ajax stun Ronaldo's Juventus to reach Champions League semis

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Juventus vs Ajax - Preview, Live Match | 16 Apr 2019

Ajax will face either Tottenham or Manchester City in the Champions League semis.

De Volksrant said: "Just like in Madrid, Ajax won at Real".

Justice is a euphoric feeling and, 10 minutes before half-time, a patient counter-attack saw Hakim Ziyech direct a shot on goal which - deflected through a wall of Juve defenders - came to the feet of Donny van de Beek.

Fans and experts had questioned Ronaldo's decision to leave Madrid for Juventus.

Two teams of contrasting styles once again go head-to-head in the eagerly awaited second leg of their Champions League Quarter-Final bout.

Lionel Messi scored two early goals to send Barcelona into the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in four seasons with a comfortable 3-0 win over Manchester United on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ time).

Ajax stunned Juventus to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 1997 as Matthijs de Ligt's thumping second-half header secured a 2-1 second-leg victory in the last eight in Turin on Tuesday.

"That tells you everything, any team is complicated, be it Liverpool or Porto, there are those who deserve, the best, and everything is going to be complicated", he said, according to the Daily Star.

He's taken charge of 6 UCL match this season and dished out 27 yellow cards and three reds, averaging well over 5 cards a game and this game should get tasty late on, especially if Ajax can grab a goal.

Having already eliminated three-time reigning champions Real Madrid in the last 16, Ajax backed up that awesome display thanks to goals from Donny van de Beek and captain Matthijs de Ligt after Cristiano Ronaldo had opened the scoring. It in turn sealed the win for the Dutch side - one that Allegri thought they fully deserved. Having lost Ronaldo in the build-up to the goal De Ligt made amends by rising majestically to meet Lasse Schone's corner and send the away support into ecstasy. Obviously, in the second half we were the far better team.

"If we'd said that at the start of the season, people would've laughed at us".

"In the last month we have been struggling with several injuries".

The Polish keeper denied Ziyech from close range with one hand, and minutes later tipped Van de Beek's curling effort over the bar.

Juventus require just a point at home to Fiorentina on Saturday to wrap up their eighth straight Serie A title; they then go to Inter in the Derby d'Italia before hosting neighbours Torino.

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