De Jong: It was harder for Ajax in Madrid than against ‘very strong’ Juventus
After stunning the Italian champions in Turin, the midfielder said it was more difficult for his sid away to the Spanish giants
Frenkie de Jong claimed it was tougher against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu after giant-slaying Ajax upset Juventus in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Ajax humiliated Madrid 4-1 in the Spanish capital en route to the quarters and the in-form Dutch side also claimed the scalp of Juve thanks to Tuesday’s 2-1 second-leg victory in Turin.
Goals from Donny van de Beek and captain Matthijs De Ligt cancelled out Cristiano Ronaldo’s opener and gave Ajax a 3-2 aggregate victory against the Serie A champions.