Juventus signed Ronaldo in pre-season in the hope of ending a 23-year wait for the Champions League.
United had arrived at Camp Nou hoping to take inspiration from its Champions League final victory 20 years ago, when current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer capped a comeback against Bayern Munich by scoring the victor in injury time. Sadly for Ajax supporters, it won't be with them in the future, but on this evidence they could yet stun the football world and go all the way together before this team is inevitably split up.More news: Dolphins' full 2019 schedule to be revealed Wednesday; here's the details
Cristiano Ronaldo is aiming to continue his incredible record in Europe and reach his ninth consecutive semi-final Champions League semi-finals when Juventus take on Ajax on Tuesday evening.
Ajax's 2-1 second-leg Champions League quarter-final win at Juventus generated an understandably rapturous reaction back home in the Netherlands.
As these two big teams bow out, let us have a look at a few takeaways from these ties.
Juventus took the lead when Cristiano Ronaldo met Miralem Pjanić's corner with a thumping header but that advantage only lasted six minutes as Donny van de Beek coolly slotted in the equaliser after Hakim Ziyech's shot deflected into his path.More news: Russell Wilson signs record-breaking contract with Seahawks
Messi made sure there was no memorable Champions League comeback for Manchester United at Camp Nou on Tuesday, scoring two early goals to help Barcelona beat United 3-0 and reach the last-four for the first time in four seasons with a 4-0 aggregate score. We are in the semi-finals, we have a chance but we are not favourites.
"If we'd said that at the start of the season, people would've laughed at us".
But Ten Hag's side's incessant pressure paid off with 19-year-old skipper De Ligt towering above Alex Sandro and Daniele Rugani to head home Lasse Schone's corner on 67 minutes. "We'll sit down with the club and think about the future", Allegri told a press conference.
For the entire second half, Ajax danced around the pitch while Juventus lurched clumsily from side to side like a great stone statue ready to tumble.More news: Ronda Rousey Says She's On An "Impregnation Vacation" After Breaking Hand
Juventus have put their bid to wrap up an eighth consecutive Serie A title on the back burner as they focus on their European ambitions.
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