Amsterdam vs Juventus this week in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final in the Johan Cruyff Arena.
Ajax Amsterdam vs Juventus
UEFA Champions League – Quarterfinals
Place: Johan Cruijff Arena – Amsterdam, NLD
Time: 3:00pm ET
Amsterdam vs Juventus Live Stream
Juventus may be strong favourites, but Ajax are one of the best teams to watch currently in world football, and pulled off one of the great European comebacks when they beat Real Madrid last month.
These are two of Europe’s biggest clubs, and the atmosphere in Amsterdam on Wednesday is going to be electric. They are polar opposites in how they are run and how they are viewed by neutrals, but can Ajax pull off another shock in a Champions League campaign already full of them?
The two sides have been on a rollercoaster of emotions since entering the competition, but Ajax actually started their Champions League journey way back in July in the second qualification round.
Since then, they have beaten Benfica and drawn twice with Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, including a 3-3 tie in which both sides went down to ten men.
Amsterdam vs Juventus : UEFA Quarterfinal 2019
It was in the round of 16 that Ajax really made a statement of intent, as the Dutch side came back from a 2-1 home defeat to beat reigning champions Real Madrid 4-1 at the Bernabeu to stun the footballing world.
Juventus had an easier group stage, but did lose at home to Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United and away at Young Boys, before a poor display against Atletico Madrid looked to have ended their hopes for another year.
That was before Cristiano Ronaldo’s phenomenal hat-trick sent the Old Lady through in dramatic fashion.
Ronaldo is in Turin to change that in the very near future, and with his record of five Champions League titles being just ahead of Lionel Messi’s four triumphs.