The players of Ajax Amsterdam celebrated after defeating Juventus in the quarter-final of UEFA Champions League in the second leg match which took place on 16th April in Turin’s Juventus Stadium.
Ajax seems to have rediscovered their eternal formula of youth and have managed to cut through the Champions League with the help of their assembled teams comprising of mature stars. On Tuesday, the Dutch side didn’t just disappoint Juventus but had been outplaying the Champions of Serie A by winning the match 2-1 and then a tie if 3-2 on aggregate.
Donny van de Beek said that he could have scored 5. He had managed to turn the game with his equalizer in the first half of the game when Juventus had been on the top. Matthijs, the captain of the team and the teen center back fought against the defenders of Juventus for smashing the winning header at the 67th minute. De Ligt stated that the ball had been high and he felt that he is going for it. He was able to head it just perfectly towards the corner.
Ajax ended up as runners-up in the Dutch League to PSV Eindhoven in the last season. Thus, they had to go 3 qualifying rounds and had started against Dynamo Kiev on the 29th of July, last year. The victory of Tuesday means that they played 16 games in the competition of the season and have lost just once in the home ground to Real Madrid.