Ajax Amsterdam has created one of the biggest shocks in the Champions League this year, with a 2-1 victory at Juventus. The victory of the Dutch team received praise from the world press.
Juventus started the quarter-final match in a perfect way. In the 28th minute, Ronaldo hit his head in danger, opening the score for “Old Lady”. However, it was the beginning of the Turin tragedy school. With two goals from Van de Beek and De Ligt, Ajax was surprisingly upstream.
Immediately after Juventus was defeated, the Italian press “attacked” this team. Juventus, a place where the pasta is very much expected, looks forward to the extraordinary feat of “Old Lady”. Since Inter Milan in the 2009/10 season so far, no Italian team has won the Champions League.
Football Italia confirmed that Coach Allegri was responsible for this defeat. Juventus has all the advantages to win, from home to previous score. But then with an unreasonable tactical system, Juventus still had to stop in the quarterfinals.
Meanwhile, the Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper snatched a huge headline on the front page: “Juve made a big disappointment before Ajax: The semi-final door has collapsed.” In this article, author Luca Bianchin – who works directly at Allianz, claims that Ajax is the right team to go on. The writer commented that among the Juventus players who came out, only Ronaldo and Szczesny deserved to wear Juventus shirts, the rest were disappointing.
Because the Dutch team showed off a terrifying attacking football. The Italians were even overwhelmed by the endless attack of the coaches Erik ten Hag. Ajax’s victory, though unexpected, is the result of a long process with relentless effort.
Meanwhile, De Telegraaf of the Netherlands snatched the headline on the front page: “Ajax is in the Champions League semi-final after a marvelous journey”. The newspaper prides itself on the extraordinary trophy of the homeland, and is confident that Ajax can absolutely sign up for the finals, due to being in the same league as Tottenham and Man City.
Other newspapers across Europe and the world also reported on this shocking event. From the Daily Mail, the British Sun, Marca or AS of Spain, France’s Le Parisien or Germany’s Kicker also give hints of praise to Ajax Amsterdam’s extraordinary feat.