Camp Nou cheers as Ajax knock Juventus out of Champions League

Camp Nou cheers as Ajax knock Juventus out of Champions League

Camp Nou cheers as Ajax knock Juventus out of Champions League

They enter the contest tied 1-1 on aggregate goals, but Juventus has a slight advantage thanks to the away goal they scored last week in Amsterdam. "If we play the way we did against Real Madrid and Juventus, then we ought to feel confident against either of these teams too". After 1-1 in Amsterdam they are favourites.

Ronaldo headed Juventus ahead in the 28th minute.

The equaliser arrived in quick time, however.

Leonardo Bonucci - 6 - The better of Juve's centre-backs; by and large the seasoned Italian defender had a relatively solid game, though could have been a little more alert for Van de Beek's goal.

Barcelona-bound midfielder De Jong - who will join the LaLiga giants next season - said it was more hard for Ajax in Madrid, having lost the opening leg 2-1 to the three-time reigning champions. But Juventus continued to look vulnerable without captain and key defender Giorgio Chiellini, and Ajax finally found its breakthrough in the 67th as De Ligt outjumped both Daniel Rugani and Alex Sandro to head in a corner. We might have a shock on the cards!

Hakim Ziyech - 7 - Caused the Juventus backline a myriad of problems, Ziyech was a constant threat down the byline, blossoming after the restart, though his end product was not as refined as it typically is. Wojciech Szczęsny throws up an arm to deny the Ajax attacker! It falls for Donny van de Beek but he can only fire over from close-in on the stretch. After a VAR check it's given!

"We've scored goals at the Nou Camp before from corners and crosses. we can do it, no doubt about it". (After a quick VAR check) it's given!

Death, taxes and Ronaldo coming to the fore on a Champions League evening.

"In Madrid it was harder because we lost in the first leg". Can the former Southampton man do the business tonight?

Ajax: Onana 6, Veltman 8, De Ligt 8, Mazraoui 5, Blind 7, van de Beek 8, Schone 7, De Jong 7, Ziyech 8, Tadic 8, Neres 7.

At Juventus's Allianz Stadium on Tuesday night Ronaldo, a five-time victor of the tournament, headed the Italian hosts in front from a first-half corner. Dybala leads the line replacing Mario Mandzukic.

The final preparations are complete! We kick-off in just under 40 minutes! After injuring his hamstring at the weekend Frenkie de Jong looks like he might be starting!

The forward had just won his third Champions League in a row, and fourth in five years, with Real Madrid and they wanted him to continue his run in Turin. "We have to go with the same attitude as game against Atletico". Anything can happen in the Champions League!

"It's an incredible evening for Ajax and its players and also for Dutch football", said coach Erik ten Hag. Can Ajax dump out another European giant and shock Juve on home soil?

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