Juventus vs Ajax - Preview, Live Match | 16 April 2019

Allegri and Cristiano during the training session

Shares in Italian football giant Juventus fell by almost 22% at the open of the Milan stock market on Wednesday, after the club was knocked out of the Champions League by Ajax Amsterdam.

Juventus signed Ronaldo in pre-season in the hope of ending a 23-year wait for the Champions League.

The Amsterdam club's entire wage bill is €4 million ($4.5 million) less than what Ronaldo earns before tax at Juventus.

The 51-year-old also reeled off his list of achievements with Juve since taking the job in 2014, including two Champions League final appearances and four Serie A titles in a row, which will become five on Saturday should they earn at least a draw against Fiorentina.

Barring an unlikely comeback by Porto against Liverpool, Ajax will be presented as the fairytale team in the semifinals, plucky underdogs riding the wave of their own club's rich history to make a run at the big time before all their best players are sold off.

But after eliminating Real Madrid, champions for the previous three seasons, and now Juventus, Erik Ten Hag's exciting young side should not be underestimated.

Not only were Juventus beaten but they were outclassed by a team whose fluid, geometric passing left them chasing shadows and who possessed something Juventus lacked - a clear playing style.

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But Ajax leveled six minutes later when Hakim Ziyech's mishit shot turned into an assist for Donny van de Beek, who beat the offside trap to redirect it past Juventus goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny.

"Everyone is going insane, Ajax are in the semi-final! Scored a huge goal as well there as well".

Van De Beek was on the end of further breathtaking Ajax approach play, but again Szczesny was equal to the task and tipped the ball over the crossbar.

Allegri said he was prepared for "a hard match against a very impressive team".

Ajax last lifted the trophy in 1995 with a young, homegrown squad that contained future superstars like Edgar Davids, Clarence Seedorf and Patrick Kluivert.

Manchester United will need to repeat their Champions League last 16 heroics if they are to turn around their quarter-final tie against Barcelona.

"We took a step more, now we have to think about La Liga and be champions as soon as possible, then we will prepare the games that follow as they should", he added.

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