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Ronaldo Extends Champions League Record In Shock Defeat

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Italian champions Juventus have been dumped out of the Champions League by Dutch club Ajax Amsterdam in surprising fashion following their 2-1 defeat at home in what was the second leg of their last eight tie in the competition.

Both sides had played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg at the Johann Cryuff Arena in Amsterdam a week ago and Juventus were massive favourites to seal a semifinal spot in the Champions League.

Juventus didn’t live up to that expectation after they were piped to the last four berth by Ajax courtesy a 2-1 win in Turin.

The Italians took the lead through a fantastic header from Cristiano Ronaldo off a corner kick in the 28th minute.

VAR was employed to check the legitimacy of the goal following the protest from the Ajax players that there was a foul in the buildup to the goal.

Former Manchester United attacker Ronaldo scored his 126th goal in the Champions League to extend the record for the number of goals scored by a player in the history of the competition.

Ajax stuck to their impressive style of play despite the setback and they were rewarded six minutes later through an equaliser from Donny Van Der Beek.

VAR made the check on the Ajax equaliser before the goal was given.

Ajax went on to build on that equaliser after club skipper Matthijs De Ligt scored the winning goal on the night to lead the Dutch team into the semifinals via a 3-2 aggregate win.

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Segun is a regular contributor to beIN sports and has worked at several publications, including Aljazeera, and taslkSport.

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