Here are some of the Twitter reactions on Ajax’s tremendous victory over Juventus in the Champions League Quarterfinals.
Juventus invited Ajax to Allianz Stadium to play the second leg of the Champions League Quarterfinals. The Old Lady brought the important away to goal to Turin, but that was not sufficient as the young bunch of youngsters were fearless in their approach by taking the game to the opponents’ half.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored the goal at Amsterdam, got his name on the scoresheet again in the 28th minute through a corner. The Portuguese International scored a thumping header to hand over the lead for Juventus. Six minutes later, when Juventus’ defence went for sleep, their attacking midfielder Donny van de Beek scored past Wojciech Szczesny. For the rest of the first half, the Old Lady kept possession and were in charge of the game albeit not creating a flurry of chances.
However, the game was totally different in the second half when Ajax adopted a fearless strategy to take the game to opponent’s half. They were creating chances for fun and Juventus defence looked totally rattled in the early stages of the game. Hakim Ziyech had an excellent chance to go ahead in the game, but Szczesny came to rescue again by stopping a powerful shot with an outstretching arm.
They did not fail to take a chance when Matthijs De Ligt overleaped the Juventus defence from a corner to score the goal and lead the tie for the first time. At the age of 19, the Dutch International will be captaining his side to the Champions League Semifinals which should be considered as an exhilarating achievement.
Twitter saluted the brave team of Ajax who deservedly go through to the last four of the competition.
Interesting how Ajax and United have progressed since the Europa League final two years ago, especially when considering the money spent / players sold by each club…
— Mark Ogden (@MarkOgden_) April 16, 2019
Absolutely brilliant team, full of tradition, a superb group of youngsters who played their own way and ignored the reputations of the teams in front of them. They deserve nothing but praise because over two legs, they were the best team. Deserved 👏👏👏
— Juvefc.com (@juvefcdotcom) April 16, 2019
Ajax are honestly such a breath of fresh air. In an era where so much is determined by how much your owners invest, they have reached the last four of Europe’s most prestigious competition with an emphasis on playing youth & phenomenal football. Hats off to all involved.
— Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) April 16, 2019
— Claudio Marchisio (@ClaMarchisio8) April 16, 2019
Ajax reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in 2️⃣2️⃣ years.
They beat Juventus for the first time since 1️⃣9️⃣7️⃣4️⃣.
For the first time in 9️⃣ years Cristiano Ronaldo will not be in the semi-finals.
Take it away Peter Drury.. 🔉
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 16, 2019
— FIFA.com (@FIFAcom) April 16, 2019
Real Madrid: knocked out 👋
Juventus: knocked out 👋
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) April 16, 2019
When we reached the group stages it was ‘because we faced the easiest opponents’.
When we went undefeated in the group stage it was because ‘we had an easy group’.
When we eliminated Real it was ‘because they didn’t have Ronaldo’.
How are you going to undermine us now?
— Rick (@TheCruyffWay) April 16, 2019