Alas: Cristiano Ronaldo will not be winning the Champions League for a forth time in a row.
Juventus were many people’s favorites to be crowned champions this season but they crashed out of the competition in the quarterfinals at the hands of Ajax.
After the first leg in Amsterdam ended 1–1, Ronaldo scored the first goal of the night in Turin to give his side the lead. However, Juventus were defeated by Ajax 2–1, putting an end to the 34-year-old’s epic record of reaching the Champions League semifinals.
Ronaldo had reached the last four of the competition in 11 of the last 12 seasons. He will now miss the semifinals for the first time since 2010.
Ronaldo’s stats since Real Madrid were knocked out by Lyon in 2010 have been quite incredible.
In the past nine years, Ronaldo has scored 104 goals in as many games, while also recording 28 assists. He’s also won four Champions League titles.
Ronaldo also continued his amazing goalscoring with his head in Turin: he scored four headers in the 2018/19 Champions League, more than any team (!) in the competition this season.
Ronaldo will be 35 next year—but he will no doubt be eager to win the Champions League for the sixth time in Istanbul.
Do you think he will?