Massimiliano Allegri sticking with Juventus despite Champions League flop

Ajax Juventus

Ajax Juventus

It is the first time since 2010 that Ronaldo has failed to reach the last four, having won the competition the last three years in a row with Madrid.

Van de Beek cushioned Hakim Ziyech's shot and, kept onside by Mattia De Sciglio, tucked away the one-on-one opportunity.

Shares in the Turin-based club had risen sharply a year ago following the signing of Ronaldo from Real Madrid.

You could see that Juve were a little scared of us and so were Real Madrid.

Van de Beek, who equalised for Ajax before half-time, added via Veronica TV: "Everyone is going insane, Ajax are in the semi-final!"

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.

There were cheers at Camp Nou as Ajax came from behind to beat Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus to make the Champions League semifinal.

United could be in for a central defender this summer and the club's former centre-half Rio Ferdinand hailed De Ligt as "the best young centre half on the planet". Massimiliano Allegri's side have suffered three defeats in their last six games, and two of their last five Champions League home fixtures, as many as they had in their previous 45 in the competition. We need to convert more of our chances and kill games off earlier.

The fans, many wearing the club's kit, can be heard chanting over the thumping music as they celebrate the Eredivisie side's achievement.

Goals from Donny van de Beek and wonderkid Matthijs de Ligt were enough to see the visitors through after Cristiano Ronaldo scored the opening goal of the match to give Juventus a 1-0 lead.

The second half was one dominated by Ajax, with their 19-year-old captain Matthijs de Ligt leaping highest from a corner to score in the 67th minute.

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

He added: "I already talked with the president, I will remain at Juve next season and we are already planning the next campaign".

But asked whether he wanted to play City or Spurs, De Ligt said: "At the moment I don't have any preference".

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

Juventus have put their bid to wrap up an eighth consecutive Serie A title on the back burner as they focus on their European ambitions.