Incredible Toy Story and Cristiano Ronaldo statistic is shocking fans after Ajax dump Juventus out of the Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo may be one of the greatest footballers of all time, but the forward is definitely human.
For instance, despite getting on the scoresheet on Tuesday night, the 33-year-old was unable to stop Juventus from crashing out of the Champions League at the hands of Ajax.
Ronaldo gave the Serie A side the lead after 28 minutes with a record 126th goal in the competition, his ninth in seven meetings against Ajax.
But goals from Donny Van de Beek and Matthijs de Ligt gave Ajax a thoroughly deserved 3-2 aggregate success.
Ajax will meet Manchester City or Tottenham Hotspur in their first Champions League semi-final for 22 years and many will consider them underdogs again.
But after eliminating Real Madrid, champions for the previous three seasons, and now Juventus, Erik ten Hag’s exciting young side should not be underestimated.
And, courtesy of Duncan Alexander, the upset in Turin has produced perhaps one of the greatest (albeit bizarre) statistics of all-time.
From 2007 onwards, Ronaldo has reached the Champions League semi-finals in every year except ones in which a Toy Story film has been released.
The fourth instalment of the popular franchise is due for release on June 21 this year.
When Toy Story 3 came out in 2010, Real Madrid were stunned by Lyon in the first round of the knockout phases – losing 2-1 on aggregate.
Thankfully for the Portuguese, the latest instalment looks set to be the last as he goes in search of his fifth Champions League trophy.
Source: SportsLatest TS