Ajax wins 2-1 at Juventus to reach Champions League semi

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the Uefa Champions League quarter-final second leg football match with Ajax in Turin

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the Uefa Champions League quarter-final second leg football match with Ajax in Turin

TURIN, ITALY - APRIL 16: Donny van de Beek of Ajax celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Juventus and Ajax at Allianz Stadium on April 16, 2019 in Turin, Italy.

But the Juve No. 1 could do nothing when Ajax's onslaught finally bore fruit.

Donny van de Beek - 8 - A name that largely goes under the radar because of the young teammate that accompanies him in midfield, but tonight the nimble Dutchman stood out, making a number of neat and tidy passes, covering significant ground, while also taking his goal exceptionally well.

The unmarked Ronaldo met Miralem Pjanic's corner with a trademark thunderous header as Ajax complained of a foul on Joel Veltman. This was "the reason why Johan Cruyff started the Velvet Revolution in October 2010", continued De Telegraaf, referring to the late former player and manager's grand plan of reinstalling old-style Ajax values.

Death, taxes and Ronaldo coming to the fore on a Champions League evening. Just as he did in the first leg in Amsterdam, Ronaldo thumped a downwards header past Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana in the first half and celebrated with his usual blend of machismo and self-centred delirium. Allianz Stadium is looking flawless!

Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (for Ziyech 88) - N/A - Another who came on with just minutes left. After injuring his hamstring at the weekend Frenkie de Jong looks like he might be starting!

Gary Neville slams 'very poor' Paul Pogba
I know people have said De Gea has made some mistakes in the last 12 months - but not many like that for Manchester United.

"I can't describe what kind of emotion we have at the moment", De Ligt told BT Sport 3 after Ajax had added Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus to their list of Champions League victims, having previously eliminated holders Real Madrid.

Allegri, who has led Juventus to four successive league and cup doubles and two Champions League finals, said he had already discussed the matter with club president Andrea Agnelli following their 2-1 defeat in the quarterfinal second leg. "We have to go with the same attitude as game against Atletico".

Over on the other side, it has to be extremely disappointing for Juventus. Anything can happen in the Champions League!

Juve are in very good shape heading home with an away goal and level on aggregate. Can Ajax dump out another European giant and shock Juve on home soil?

The goals ended Messi's freakish scoring drought in Champions League quarter-finals that had reached 12 matches dating back to 2013.

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