Ajax of the Champions League also eliminates Juventus


The legend of the Amsterdam Ajax team continues in the UEFA Champions League. The Dutch beat Juventus 2-1 in the quarter-finals with a score of 2 – 1 and beat the Italians with a total score of 3 – 2 and finished in the semifinals.

The first half began with a nervous game from both teams, who soon got up and did not miss dangerous occasions like in the first game.

21 minutes into the game, David Neresas headed from a low angle on the left flank, but the visitors' defense were able to clear the ball. But Donny Van De Beeko's attempt to repair the ball passed away from the goal.

Just a minute later, Ajax blocked Cristiano Ronaldo's kick and in the corner, Paul Dybala's shot was blocked by a goalkeeper.

28 minutes into the match, the visitors put themselves ahead 1 – 0 as C. Ronaldo finished off an attack from the left with a spectacular scissors kick.

With 34 minutes played, D.Van De Beekas came in from the right and could have had the tying goal, but the defenders successfully repelled the attack by 1 – 1!

The judge decided to look at both situations but saw no violations of the rules in either the first or the second and finally counted the two goals.

The second half started with an active Ajax game that was crowned with dangerous occasions.

51 minutes into the match, D.Van De Beeko was defeated and Wojciechas Ščesny had to save his team from the extremely dangerous attack by Hakimo Ziyech, but the shot went wide.

57 minutes into the game, D.Van De Beekas had a great chance to put his team ahead, but his kick from the left glanced off the underside of the defense. However, Juventus made a spectacular save.

At the end of the 67 minute, Juventus finally played. At this point, it was obvious that the players of Matthijsas De Ligtas lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented.

74 minutes into the game, Ajax had difficulty finding their positions and their organization dropped to passable. David Neres increased the visitors' lead by putting a volley away after a pass from the right. With 79 minutes played, the visitors broke through on the right after some poor defending.

Victory means Ajax will play for the first time in the Champions League semifinals after a break of 22 years. The last time they played at this stage was the 1996/97 season.

In the semi-finals, Ajax will face the winner of Tottenham in London and Manchester City.

Progress of the match

90 + 4 & # 39; End of the game.

90 + 1 & # 39; The judge tells the VAR about Ajax's hand in the big area, but there is no 11-meter penalty.

88 & # 39; Juventus already seems to be defeated by the defeat, they control the ball, but lack the sharp action in the penalty area.

83 & # 39; L. Schon attacks the gate.

79 'H.ZIyechas sent a header but the goalkeeper defends. He still decides to consult the VAR, but in the end leaves the decision of the original judge.

78 & # 39; J.Cancelo got a fingertip on C.Ronaldo's shot from the left 17 minutes in, and managed to keep the visitors from going up another goal.

74 & nbsp; D.Neres misses one of its doors after a good move, but finishes off.

71 & # 39; L.Schone fouls, but the ball passes.

69 & # 39; A yellow card is shown for E.Can.

67 & # 39; IMAGE. At the corner, M.De Ligtas wins the duel and hits the ball with a good kick. Ajax forward 2 – 1.

65 & # 39; H.Ziyechas is in a good position to hit the goal, but chooses a transfer that does not reach any of the recipients.

63 & # 39; In a flash against Ajax, M.Pjaničius managed to block a very dangerous pass for H. Ziyech, who would have put the ball in the net.

61 & # 39; During a fast counterattack, Kean gives a blow that crosses and does not cause the goalkeeper of Ajax to overcome.

57 & # 39; Van De Beek enjoys freedom beside the large area and hits immediately in the upper corner of the gate, the goalkeeper rescues his team again.

55 & # 39; At the corner, Ronaldo tries to hit his head, but it is very bad.

52 'The Juventus goalkeeper saves his team from scoring when he can beat the counterattack of H. Ziyech during a kick.

51 & # 39; When Van De Beek returns from the large area, beats immediately, but is blocked.

46 & # 39; The second half begins. At the beginning of his career, the young Kean changes P. Dybal.

First quarter statistics | Photo of the organizers

First quarter statistics | Photo of the organizers

45 + 6 & # 39; Ronaldo runs a free that is blocked, the referee announces the end of the first half.

45 & # 39; After a long pass, D. Neresas flees an offensive, but the side judge detects the impediment.

40 & # 39; Although his knee has been very hurt, E.Canas's knee will give signs that he will not let anyone on the field, so for football, Coco continues in the match.

36 & # 39; The judge reassesses the situation with the help of the VAR, but there is no impediment and the objective is readable.

34 & # 39; IMAGE. D.Van De Beekas passes the ball on the spur of the moment.

33 & # 39; C.Ronaldo takes a shot from the back of the net but this is not his goal.

30 & # 39; The referee is still looking at the situation of the goal with the help of the VAR, but he sees nothing wrong with the goal.

28 & # 39; IMAGE. 1 – 0 was the score after the first half. C.Ronaldo, who had plenty of space to place a well aimed shot and put the ball in the net.

26 & # 39; J.Weltmanas has a good pass on the field and decides to wait for his team-mates to reach the gate, which does not cause problems for the Juventus goalkeeper.

22 & # 39; Dangerous Occasions on Ajax Gate. Initially blocked by C.Ronaldo's kick, and in the corner, the goalkeeper takes the kick from P.Dybala from a distance.

21 'D.Neres is dangerously plunged into the penalty area and hits the ball at once, but Juventus' defenses block him in time. D. De Beek's attempt to repair his teammate ends with a goal kick.

15 & # 39; After a bit of frustration, Ajax is starting to apply high pressure, ending with the mistakes of Juventus at his side.

10 & # 39; Ajax is making a forced change, replacing N.Mazraoui traumatized by D.Sinkgraven.

5 & ​​# 39; A.Onana is running the risk of reaching E.Can, and when he tries to play the ball he returns to Germany but does not enter the gate.

1 & # 39; The judge announces the beginning of the first semester.

Team Composition

Team Composition | Photo of the organizers

Team Composition | Photo of the organizers

Interesting facts

Juventus have not lost to Ajax in ten consecutive tournaments. This is the longest series of its kind in European tournaments, along with Bayern Munich's match against Benfica in Lisbon.

Ajax have not been defeated in the last four games against Italian teams (2 wins, 2 losses).

Juventus can enter the semi-final of the Champions League for the third time in the last five years. They also did it in the 2014/15 and 2016/17 seasons.

Ajax can reach the Champions League semi-final for the first time since the 1996/97 season. They can also become the first team in the Netherlands since the 2004/05 season, when PSV Eindhoven have reached this stage.

Juventus only played for the first time their first playoffs of the Champions League in its history. The first time was in the 1996/97 season, when they beat Rosenborg in the quarter-finals and second in the 1998/99 season, when they finished at Manchester United in the semifinals.

Ajax have been eliminated twice from the last three of the Champions League when they played the first round of the playoffs at home.

Juventus have lost two of the last five home games in the Champions League (3 wins) as much as lost in the next 45 games in Turin in this tournament (28 wins, 15 draws, 2 losses).

Coach Comments

Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus:

Massimiliano Allegri | Photo by Scanpix

Massimiliano Allegri | Photo by Scanpix

"The first game proved nothing and decided nothing, and now it will be the only decisive game we will have to play with the kind of attitude that we had with Atletico.We will have to respect Ajax a lot, especially in defense and trying to exploit our opportunities. I have to decide who will start the match in the attack: either Paul Dybala or Moise Kean, or none of them.If one of the plays of Kean and P.Dybala, then one of João Cancelo and Mattia De Siglie will have to be left in the bank It all depends on my decision.

Eric Ten Hague, Ajax:

Eric Ten Hague | Photo by Scanpix

Eric Ten Hague | Photo by Scanpix

"Especially after the result reached in Amsterdam, Juventus will be the favorite." But if we play well, we can overcome any obstacle. I'm calm because I see my team training and playing. Allegri is a smart coach and I have no doubt he came up in a different way than last week, how to play in this meeting. We need to improve our tactical plan. However, we do not intend to give individual protection to Cristiano Ronaldo alone.

Team News

The weekend game on Italy's Spal team, after Ms. Ronaldo will return to the Juventus startup. In a match with Spal, Juventus generally used only two players who played against Ajax.

Meanwhile, the Dutch used 9 out of 11 football players against Juventus in the local league with Excelsior, and the biggest dilemma was the trauma of Frenkie De Jong. He has found problems with the saddle tendon and it is not yet known if he will be able to play in Turin.

The ranks of Ajax certainly will not be able to play Hassane Bande and Carel Eiting, who have long-term health problems. Nicolas Tagliafico is not in a position to play by yellow cards.

In the ranks of Juventus, several football players experienced traumas: Giorgio Chiellini, Mario Manduki, Martin Caceres and Mattia Perin. However, the Turin team has no problems with the yellow cards.

Planned compositions


Prediction of the composition of Juventus

Prediction of the composition of Juventus


Estimated Ajax Composition

Estimated Ajax Composition

Team form

Team form

Team form


Ant 04 to 16 Barcelona 3 – 0 Manchester United
Ant 04 to 16 Juventus 1 – 2 Ajax
Tre 04-10 Manchester United 0 – 1 Barcelona
Tre 04-10 Ajax 1 – 1 Juventus


Tre 04-17 Port 22:00 Liverpool
Tre 04-17 Manchester City 22:00 Tottenham Hotspur
Ant 04-30 Barcelona 3:00
Ant 04-30 3:00 Ajax

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