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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus team just got dumped out of the UEFA Champions League by Ajax, a European upstart wrecking its way through the continent’s biggest soccer tournament.
Ronaldo, a five-time Champions League winner, struggled to exert his traditional dominance in the early stages of the competition after swapping Real Madrid for Juve in a $130 million deal last summer.
The striker got sent off in his first Champions League outing for the Italians in September, scored just one goal in the group stages, and only really got going in the second leg of the Round of 16 match against Atletico Madrid, when he scored a hat-trick to pull Juventus back from the brink of defeat last month and into this month’s quarter-final.
The 34-year-old scored in the first leg in the Netherlands last week, ensuring Juventus returned to Italy with an away goal advantage.
And even though he netted once again, an incredible and seemingly unstoppable bullet header in the 28th minute of the second leg in Turin on Tuesday, he then watched powerless as the Dutch team, a side filled with cool and calm kids, came back into the match and upset the experienced Italians.
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