Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus manager confirms 'unstoppable' superstar

Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus manager confirms 'unstoppable' superstar

Shares in Italian club Juventus fell more than 17 percent in early trading on Wednesday after Cristiano Ronaldo's side were knocked out of the Champions League quarter-finals by Ajax. 21-year-old midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who played all 90 minutes on Tuesday, has already been sold to Barcelona for 75 million euros, and British papers have linked forward David Neres, 22, with a move to the Premier League.

In doing so, they became the first team to reach the Champions League semi-finals after playing through three qualifying rounds.

Ajax did not just beat Juventus in Turin, they totally outplayed them.

The goals ended Messi's freakish scoring drought in Champions League quarter-finals that had reached 12 matches dating back to 2013.

"That would be special, but at the same time it doesn't matter to me who we play".

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri said Ajax benefited from good fortune - Donny van de Beek's first goal in their 2-1 second-leg victory came from a mis-hit shot by Hakim Ziyech - but they ultimately deserved their win.

Only once had Real blown such a position - against Danish outfit Odense Boldklub in the 1994/95 UEFA Cup - but never in the European Cup, the competition that defines them, until now, meaning Ajax are the first team to eliminate Real Madrid from a Champions League/European Cup knockout tie having lost the first leg at home.

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Ajax captain Matthijs De Ligt celebrates with teammates at the full-time whistle. To be honest, we were the better team in the first half too.

Central defender De Ligt, the Ajax captain at just 19 years of age, headed the victor in a 2-1 victory in Turin - the Amsterdam club winning 3-2 on aggregate.

"Everyone is going insane, Ajax are in the semi-final!"

"We were missing four or five players".

"We have shown once again that we are very strong and that we can make it hard for large teams".

This year, Ronaldo waited until the round of 16 to truly open his account, only bagging two in the group stages before his hat trick against Atlético Madrid produced the staggering comeback from a 2-0 deficit and allowed Juventus to progress, his doggedness in securing a fourth straight medal in the competition staggering. Dominant in the air and extraordinarily strong in the tackle, De Ligt is confident when distributing the ball.

Erik ten Hag's side showed their emphatic success in the Bernabeu in the previous round was no fluke and if it was not for some superb second-half saves from Wojciech Szczesny, they would have won by a bigger margin.