Juventus: How Italian press reacted to club losing to Ajax in Champions League quarter-finals
Juventus crashed out of the Champions League to Ajax on Tuesday night with a 2-1 defeat in Turin and lost 3-2 on aggregate.
They are not the first big name European side to be dumped out of the competition by the Dutch side.
Real Madrid suffered the same fate in the last-16 and now it is the exciting youngsters of Ajax who progress to the semi-finals.
Winning the Champions League has become an obsession for Juve.
Their last success was in 1996 and have lost in two finals in the last five seasons.
Domestic success is almost a given for the Serie A giants and they are on the verge of claiming an eighth successive league title.
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Cristiano Ronaldo was signed for around £100million in the summer as the search for just their third Champions League title went on.
The Italian press are notoriously merciless when it comes to criticism of their big teams.
Here is how Wednesday morning’s papers looked.
La Gazzetta dello Sport
Juve goodbye to the Champions League: lesson from a baby Ajax (2-1)
End of the road
Ronaldo’s goal misleads the Bianconeri, who then suffer against the Dutchmen
Great Ajax. The right team won.
Allegri: ‘I’m staying’
Corriere dello Sport
Juve out of the Champions League: infinite obsession
Ronaldo scores, then the collapse: Ajax comeback with van de Deek and de Ligt (2-1)
Agnelli: ‘Forward with Allegri’
Source: SportsLatest TS