Match-winner Matthijs de Ligt insisted Ajax are far from finished after sensationally adding Juventus to their list of Champions League scalps on Tuesday.
Teenager De Ligt’s 67th-minute header completed a come-from-behind 2-1 win at Allianz Stadium and remarkable 3-2 aggregate triumph in the quarter-finals.
Donny van de Beek had earlier cancelled out Cristiano Ronaldo’s header and the visitors were the better side from there, adding the Serie A champions to a list of vanquished heavyweights already including last-16 opponents Real Madrid.
Having reached the semi-finals for the first time since 1997, Ajax will now meet either Tottenham or Manchester City for a place in the final.
“There’s still something to play for – we’re not satisfied. The next games are also going to be important,” captain De Ligt told BT Sport.
“I can’t describe what kind of emotion we have. It’s unbelievable that a squad from the Netherlands is showing the world what we can do.
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“We did it against Bayern Munich, against Real Madrid and now against Juventus.
“We have so much potential, we’re all still quite young, and I think everyone saw what we can do.
“We could have scored more, it could have been 4-1, and that’s a really big compliment for us.”
Ajax have been crowned European champions on four occasions in their proud history, last lifting the trophy in 1995.
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