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Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo Strange Reactions As Juventus Crash Out Of Champions League To Ajax


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CRISTIANO RONALDO looked greatly upset at full-time after Juventus crashed out of the Champions League to Ajax and headed straight down the tunnel.


Ajax produced a spell-binding display of inventive, passing football to win 2-1 away to Juventus on Tuesday and end the Italian team's dreams of winning the UCL.
Ajax's 19-year-old captain Matthijs de Ligt headed the winner from the corner in the 67th minute of the quarter-final second leg as the Dutch side came from behind to clinch a 3-2 aggregate win and reach the last four for the first time since 1996/97.
Ronaldo, aiming for a fourth successive Champions League title after winning the last three with Spanish giants Real Madrid, put Juventus ahead in the 28th minute with a typically emphatic header CR7, which was his sixth goal of the competition this season.
Donny van de Beek equalized six minutes later before the visitors swept Juventus aside in the second half with wave after wave of fluid attacks to follow up their elimination of Real Madrid in the previous round.
At the blast of the last whistle from the referee, Ronaldo was seen looking dejected as he sat on the floor, looking to the crowd and the TV screens in disappointment as he made his way down the tunnel.
As the Ajax players celebrated their incredible win with their fans, the Portuguese made a swift exit on a night to forget for the Old Lady.
Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana gave his team an early scare when his clearance was charged down by Emre Can but the rebound flew wide.
The Dutch team settled well after that but, despite not playing well, Juventus went ahead when Ronaldo got away from the defenders to score the 126th Champions League goal of his career.
VAR was also called into action for a long period for review, the referee eventually going to the pitchside monitor with the ball back on the center circle ready for the re-start, before the goal was confirmed.
Ajax kept their cool and took six minutes to level, helped by a somewhat lucky break.
Hakim Ziyech's long-range shot hit a defender and fell perfectly for Van de Beek who, unmarked and onside, slotted the ball calmly past Wojciech Szczesny, and then had to wait for another long VAR check before the goal was confirmed.
Ajax took complete control in the second half and their geometric passing repeatedly opened up the Juventus defence, which sorely missed injured veteran Giorgio Chiellini.
Szczesny made one-handed save from Ziyech after Juventus were opened up again and then turned Van de Beek's curling shot over for a corner.
Juventus were rocking but, ironically, Ajax's winner came from an old-fashioned header as De Ligt outjumped two defenders to score.
Ajax had chances for further goals and Ronaldo's frustration boiled over in stoppage time when he was booked for a lunging tackle from behind near the centre circle.

 

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