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Champions League: Joseph Yobo reacts as Ajax eliminate Juventus




Former Nigeria captain, Joseph Yobo, has stressed that Ajax’s win against Juventus was not a fluke.

He noted that same young Ajax side also eliminated the holders Real Madrid in the round of sixteen.

Yobo further predicted that the Dutch side will go all the way to the final.

Ajax Amsterdam pulled off another miracle by knocking Juventus out of the Champions League on Tuesday night, following their 2-1 win at the Allianz Stadium in Turin.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored in the 28th minute, only for Donny van de Beek to equalise for the Dutch club six minutes later before Matthijs de Ligt got the winning goal on 67 minutes.

Yobo said in his post-match analysis on SuperSport, “They totally dominated the game, they came into this game with a total conviction they can have something from it, that they could win this game and it’s not impossible.

”They are playing very well. Second half they had so many chances, I thought this game could have ended 3-1, they did everything they had to do.

”It’s just a special and memorable Champions League moment for Ajax, kudos and big congratulations.

“It’s 22 years since they qualified for the semifinals, this is very impressive, this team has done something that is very special.

“Now they are looking like one of the favorites. Can they get to the final, can they win the semifinal?

”If they continue the way they are playing, that conviction that whatever happens they could have their best in every game that they play.

”It’s not just the goals, it is the performance, they actually dominated the second half.

”It is good to know that they have the mental strength because they were 1-0 down, they could have put their heads down but they stood up, they rose to the occasion.

”They delivered, they played, they believed in themselves, so much credit to this team, it’s not a fluke.

”They did it against Real Madrid, they have done it again today, this is a special team.”