Juventus shares plunge after Champions League exit

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Shares in Juventus sank on Wednesday after the Italian team was knocked out of the Champions League by Dutch outsiders AFC Ajax on Tuesday night.

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.

That could greatly affect the summer transfer plans of Arsenal and Manchester United, who are both weighing up moves for the France worldwide. With our footballing philosophy we can go beyond expectation, we have once again surpassed our limits.

"Ronaldo has given us a lot over the course of the campaign, but when you reach the quarter-final, you need every player", he said, per the Daily Mail.

It could be suggested that De Ligt wants to wait as Ajax continue to progress in the Champions League and his value increases to see if he can get a better deal, but Barça are convinced that won't happen.

Having assembled one of the most exciting young sides in Europe on a fraction of their opponents' budget, Ajax arrived in Turin as an insurgent force attempting to frustrate Juventus' ambitions for world domination.

A goalless draw or a victory at home in the Allianz this week will not only secure Juventus passage into the semi-finals, but will mean that they are unbeaten in their last 11 meetings with Ajax in all competitions, the joint-longest such run for one side against another in European matches, alongside Bayern Munich against Benfica.

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He won the last three titles with Real Madrid, while also winning in 2013-14 and in 2007-08 with Manchester United.

"Cristiano has extraordinary quality". "What did he say to me?"

Tuesday marked just the fifth time both Messi and Ronaldo scored in the Champions League on the same day - and the first time since 2009.

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

"We were missing four or five players tonight".

While the return of the five-time Ballon d'Or victor into the starting XI provides a welcome boost, Allegri confirmed Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic remains sidelined.

Emre Can nearly embarrassed Andre Onana when he charged down the Ajax goalkeeper's kick and the ball flew wide of a gaping goal. "Scored a huge goal as well there as well".

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Juventus themselves have been impressed by the whizkid, who they view as a long-term replacement for Giorgio Chiellini.

The Juventus back-line struggled with the pace of the Dutch team with Pjanic doing well to deny Ziyech a tap-in.

Ziyech looked as if he had fired a third past Szczesny, but his goal was ruled offside after a VAR check.

Napoli, Bayern Munich and Arsenal have all been linked with the Morocco worldwide.

Ajax are the first team from outside England, Germany, Spain, Italy and France to reach the last four since compatriots PSV Eindhoven did so 14 years ago.

That's despite Ronaldo's best efforts.

"The Scudetto will come sooner or later", said Allegri, whose side hold a 17-point lead on second-placed Napoli with six games left.

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