Last matches: AJAX;
Willem II vs Ajax 1 : 4
FC Emmen vs Ajax 2 : 5
Ajax vs PSV 3 : 1
AZ Alkmaar vs Ajax 1 : 0
Ajax vs Zwolle 2 : 1
Juventus vs AC Milan 2 : 1
Cagliari vs Juventus 0 : 2
Juventus vs Empoli 1 : 0
Genoa Juventus 2 : 0
Juventus vs Atl. Madrid 3 : 0
Juventus vs Ajax 0 : 0
Ajax vs Juventus 1 : 2
Juventus vs Ajax 1 : 0
Ajax vs Juventus 0 : 1
Juventus vs Ajax 4 : 1
The only remaining Champions League (CL) side to have entered the tournament through the qualifiers this season, Ajax take on another European behemoth in the CL quarter-finals, as Juventus make their way to the Johan Cruijff ArenA.
Last round, Ajax overturned a 1-2 defeat at home against Real Madrid with an emphatic 4-1 win in Spain. The team they started that match with had an average age of just 24.54 years – almost five years younger than the average age of those who started for Juventus in the Italian club’s last CL match (29.0 years).
With four of Ajax’s last five CL matches now seeing both teams score, youthful exuberance could be Ajax’s secret weapon.
However, it could also be their downfall, as Juventus themselves made a famous comeback of their own in the previous round, coming from 2-0 behind after the first-leg to win 3-2 on aggregate.
Now preparing for their third CL quarter-final appearance in a row, Juventus have recorded 34 wins in 42 competitive matches so far this season (W34, D3, L5), with all five of Juventus’ CL wins this season being accompanied by a clean sheet.
Players to watch: David Neres has six goals in his last seven competitive matches for Ajax. In similarly good form, starlet Moise Kean (JUV) has seven in his last eight matches for club and country.
Stat attack: Ajax have scored 3.5 goals on average across their last ten competitive matches.
Seven of those ten matches have also featured at least four goals.
Juventus have been behind at half-time in just one of eight CL matches this season.
The Italian champions have won the first half of the last four H2H CL matches to-nil.