A crazy night in Turin sees Juventus and Cristiano get knocked out in the Champions League quarter-finals after a 3-1 aggregate defeat against a brilliant and young Ajax side.
A more difficult pill to swallow here for fans is the fact that Messi and Barcelona are through to the semi finals after thrashing Manchester United 4-0 on aggregate. It so seems that Juventus-Ronaldo aren’t meant to be.
Ronaldo scored a brilliantly placed header to give Juve the lead but the subpar performance saw them lose out the lead to a fast paced counter attacking Ajax team. Van de Beek scored soon after Ronaldo’s header and De Ligt in the second half tucked home a thumping header to take Ajax through to the semi finals.
Juventus are now out of the CL as well as the league cup and the league is their only hope for silverware this season.
Twitter as always gets booming when Ronaldo is confronted with a failure and last night was no different :
— Goal (@goal) April 16, 2019
— Livezy🐯 (@Livezy1) April 16, 2019
— Sports Plug (@_SportsPlug) April 16, 2019
— David Clements (@dclements54) April 16, 2019
“Buy Cristiano Ronaldo and get one Champions League free”
— Omoniyi Israel (@omoissyy) April 16, 2019
— ϝαɾԋαԃ ⋆ ❄️🔥 (@ReaIJoker) April 16, 2019
— Auty_ele (@AdvocateMangole) April 17, 2019
Me: babe I love you and I’ll do anything for you
Babe: really?! Anything??
Me: yes hun just name it 😃
Babe: Leave Messi and accept Ronaldo as your GOAT 🐐
— CHECK OUT @trustexchange_ (@don_middyy) April 16, 2019
Ronaldo went to Juventus to win them the Champions League.
Neymar went to Paris to win them the Champions League.
Anyone know some more good jokes?
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) April 17, 2019
Ronaldo: I Came to Juve for a new challenge, I Came to win the Champions League.
Champions League: 🌚😂😂 pic.twitter.com/2mcuzmxch1
— Edmund (@EdmundOris) April 16, 2019
While some took their long awaited jabs at the superstar:
— 6'2''📏 (@JosephUmoren6) April 16, 2019
— AhMeD MaHeR (@ABoMaHeR_25) April 16, 2019
Juventus bought Ronaldo so as to win the #UCL only for Ajax to win them in the quarter finals, they also got eliminated in there league cup, maybe juventus are better without Ronaldo. #MESSI #Ronaldo #BARMUN #JUVAJA #JuvAjax #Juve
— Crescent (@acrescent02) April 17, 2019
Suarez without Messi – 36 goals
Suarez with Messi – 59 goals
Neymar without Messi – 20 goals
Neymar with Messi – 40 goals
Dybala with Ronaldo – 5 goals
Dybala without Ronaldo – 22 goals
Benzema with Ronaldo – 5 goals
Benzema without Ronaldo – 18 goals
— Victor Mochere (@VictorMochere) April 17, 2019
He knew he was joining an 'average' squad when he agreed to leave Real for Juve. I said it when he left Real; Real will miss Ronaldo, and Ronaldo will miss Real. He was no doubt the best player at Real but he always had the support he needed. Quality all around him.
— 𝕊𝕒𝕚𝕕𝕦 𝕄𝕦𝕙𝕒𝕞𝕞𝕒𝕕 𝕃𝕒𝕨𝕒𝕝, 𝔼𝕤𝕢 (@SaiduML) April 17, 2019
— Someone (@OrdinaryHuman_x) April 17, 2019
de Ligt: Academy
Blind: Academy (Sold for €17.5m, bought back for €16m)
Van de Beek: Academy
Ajax XI: ~€50m
Money ain't everything. pic.twitter.com/XAJyK2JNjD
— Marc Geschwind (@MarcGeschwind) April 17, 2019
Ajax went to Spain looking for Ronaldo, when they couldn't find him they went to Italy and kicked his butt off the Champions League. pic.twitter.com/Ycr3C8gids
— Diehard Cule (@TheBarcaAddict) April 16, 2019