Ajax has a particularly good season, in which it still has a chance of winning three prizes. The team from Amsterdam qualified for the finals of the KNVB Cup and winning the national title is another possibility. But especially in the Champions League, the team was very successful and qualified for the quarterfinals. After the stunt against Real Madrid, a diptych against Juventus is now on the program.
Although the team with star player Cristiano Ronaldo is the favorite in the ranks, we still see very good opportunities for Ajax. See below five reasons why Ajax can win from Juventus.
De Ligt is very strong against Ronaldo
A year ago the Netherlands managed to surprise friend and foe and to win against Portugal 3-0. This victory was mainly due to the strong performance of central defender Mathijs de Ligt. The Ajax player managed to control Cristiano Ronaldo throughout the match. A strong performance by the defender can greatly increase the chances of Ajax.
Juventus was not at all dissatisfied with the draw, the club may have already considered itself rich. If we look at the UEFA rankings then this was also the best possible draw for the Old Lady. Underestimation cannot be underestimated. You probably know the yellow card of Sergio Ramos, because Real Madrid would just roll Ajax up in its own house. We all know how that ended!
Difficult European season
Looking at the European season of Juventus, it is a small miracle that the team is in the quarterfinals. The football club from Turin fell twice in the group phase of the Champions League, namely against Young Boys and Manchester United. In the first knockout match, 2-0 was also lost, although that was later made up for. However, it does not happen automatically at Juventus.
Ajax has dropped a few stitches in the Eredivisie, but in a European context the team is performing at an exceptionally high level. The matches in the Champions League gives both the team and the supporters an extra boost to go for it. The last time Ajax reached the semi-final of the million-dollar ball was in 1997, so history can be written.
Ajax scores easily
In the Eredivisie, Ajax is hit in almost every game, but in the Champions League it scored in all matches this season. In eight games in the main tournament, the team already scored sixteen times.