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Ajax continues to marvel in UCL, knocks out Juventus

Hosts Juve take lead with Ronaldo, Ajax replies with Van de Beek and De Ligt to reach Champions League semi finals

Satuk Buğra Kutlugün   | 17.04.2019
Ajax continues to marvel in UCL, knocks out Juventus File Photo ( Burak Akbulut - Anadolu Ajansı )

ANKARA

After their stunning display against holders Real Madrid, Ajax continued to marvel the football world in the Champions League, knocking out Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo to reach semi-finals.

The second-leg in Turin on Tuesday night saw a resilient Ajax side, going down 0-1 in the 28th minute to a Cristiano Ronaldo goal, but did not quit.

Ajax's Van de Beek equalized the match at 1-1 and the overall score at 2-2, giving his team hope.

In the 67th minute, young defender De Ligt sent Ajax fans jubilant as they took a commanding 3-2 aggregate lead.

In the other match of the evening, Spanish giants Barcelona defeated Manchester United 3-0 (4-0 on aggregate) to reach Champions League semi-finals.

Superstar Lionel Messi scored a brace, Brazilian Philippe Coutinho added one as they cruise past United at Camp Nou.



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