Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (L) and Ajax’s Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt (R) go for a header during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match on April 16, 2019 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP
Ajax stunned Juventus to reach the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since 1997 as Matthijs de Ligt’s thumping second-half header secured a 2-1 second-leg victory in the last eight in Turin on Tuesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo, bidding for his sixth Champions League title, scored a 28th-minute header to put Juve ahead after a 1-1 first-leg draw, but Donny van de Beek levelled for the visitors before half-time.
Teenage centre-back De Ligt struck midway through the second period, though, to seal a 3-2 aggregate win and set up a last-four clash with either Manchester City or Tottenham.
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