Allegri to stay with Juventus despite Champions League flop

Cristiano Ronaldo

The celebrations follow four-time European champions Ajax reaching the semi finals of the Champions League for the first time since 1997. Juve were played off the park by an Ajax team that surpassed them both in ambition and execution and only two stunning interventions by Wojciech Szczesny in goal kept the scoreline level.

"I can't describe what kind of emotion we have at the moment", De Ligt told BT Sport 3 after Ajax had added Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus to their list of Champions League victims, having previously eliminated holders Real Madrid.

Better still, the boss has his treasure chest of happy memories to open from his part in the Red Devils' 1999 Champions League final win in the Camp Nou against Bayern Munich.

While Ajax and Barca continue to enjoy their move to the semis, they would closely watch the remaining set of quarter-final clashes, between Manchester City-Tottenham Hotspur and Porto-Liverpool.

With the Serie A title all but wrapped up, their focus was exclusively on winning the Champions League.They paid €100 million for Cristiano Ronaldo because they saw him as the missing piece that would get them over the hump.

At Juventus's Allianz Stadium on Tuesday night Ronaldo, a five-time victor of the tournament, headed the Italian hosts in front from a first-half corner. We need to convert more of our chances and kill games off earlier.

"We said before we were not the favourites but with our philosophy we can go further, we've again surpassed our limits".

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A first half goal from Juventus' star man Cristiano Ronaldo, whose €100m purchase over the summer saw fans buy more than €50m worth of shirts in the subsequent 24 hours, was not enough to win after Ajax hit back with two strikes of their own.

"Last season we did the double but we all felt bad about how it went in the Champions League", Messi said in August. I would not say that this is our worst elimination.

"I'm confident because of the way we are playing and training".

Now for Ajax! One forced change with Noussair Mazraoui coming in for Nicolas Tagliafico who is suspended!

Manager Massimiliano Allegri insisted his future remains in Turin after Juventus failed to make the last four of the Champions League for the second successive season.

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.

"In the last month we have been struggling with several injuries".

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