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      10.04.2019 10:00 - in: UCL S

      Ajax-Juve, Matchday Stats!

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      10 things to know about tonight's game at Johan Cruijff ArenA

      We are here! Tonight, at 21:00, at Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam, Juventus will meet Ajax in an exciting quarter-final clash. 

      Here are 10 statistics on the game:

      THE NINTH TIME: Ajax and Juventus will face each other for the ninth time in the European Cup / Champions League, with this being the first time since November 2004. The Dutch team has not beaten the Bianconeri in the competition since the 1973 European Champion Clubs' Cup Final (1- 0).

      BUMPERS FROM: Juventus are unbeaten in each of the last nine European matches against Ajax (5W, 4D), including a draw in the 1996 Champions League final, which came before Juventus lifted the trophy via a penalty shoot-out.

      IN AMSTERDAM FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2004: Ajax will host Juventus in a Champions League match for the first time since September 2004, where they met in the group stage. That game ended in a 0-1 loss to the hosts, thanks to a goal by Pavel Nedvěd for the Bianconeri.

      AJAX ON THE RAISE IN CHAMPIONS: Ajax eliminated the current champions, Real Madrid, in the last round of the competition. The last team that managed to pull off such a feet over the holders was Atletico Madrid (against Barcelona) in the quarter-finals of the 2015/16 edition, where they lost in the final against Real Madrid.

      THREE CONSECUTIVE QUARTER-FINALS FOR JUVE: Juventus reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the third consecutive season, the best result in the competition since they succeeded in four successive seasons between 1996 and 1999.

      DUTCH IN THE QUARTERS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2006/07: Ajax is the first Dutch team to have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League since PSV succeeded in 2006/07. In fact, Ajax is in this phase for the first time since 2002/03, when they were eliminated by Milan.

      AJAX, A YOUNG TEAM: Ajax’s recently fielded a staring XI that had the lowest average age among the teams still in the Champions League (24 years, 202 days).

      TADIC’S NUMBERS: Only Lionel Messi (11) has been involved in more active goals than Ajax's Dusan Tadic (nine - six goals, three assists) in this Champions League. 

      CR ... SEVEN: Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo has scored seven goals in his last four Champions League games against Ajax, including a hat-trick for Real Madid on his last visit to Johan Cruijff Arena in October 2012.

      CRISTIANO VS LANCIERI Only against Bayern Monaco (nine) and against Juventus (10) has Cristiano Ronaldo scored more goals than against Ajax (seven) in the Champions League.

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