The Ajax generation that Europe has fallen in love with

Juventus have turned into Ajax’s latest unfortunate casualty, following on from Real Madrid in the last round of the Champions League, as the Dutch side’s age has grabbed the eye of football fans crosswise over Europe.

Dusan Tadic

He departed Southampton at the age of 30 to return to the Netherlands, where he has arguably played the best football in his career. Against Real Madrid he scored one and helped another two goals, and he likewise awed with his exhibitions against the Old Lady.

Hakim Ziyech

He is fast and unpredictable, looking to find space from the first minute of the game. Hakim Ziyech scored in both legs against Madrid but could not beat Wojciech Szczesny in the quarter-finals, despite the fact that he had a brilliant objective precluded in Turin.

David Neres

His equaliser at the Johan Cruyff Arena gave hope to Ajax ahead of the second leg at the Allianz Stadium. The Brazilian can assault with the two his privilege and left foot and is perilous for any resistance safeguard.

Lasse Schone

At the age of 32 he has become the foreign outfielder who has made the most appearances for Ajax Amsterdam in the history of the club. He scored the fourth goal at the Bernabeu and helped Matthijs de Ligt for the champ against Juventus F.C.

Frenkie de Jong

The Dutchman, who has already signed for Barcelona, dictates the tempo of his team’s game. He does everything in midfield; influencing, confiscating and, most indispensably, dispersing the ball to his colleagues.

Matthijs de Ligt

He became the youngest captain in the history of the Champions League’s round of 16 stage against Madrid, and he has played more than 100 games with Ajax at the age of 19. He has every one of the aptitudes to turn into the best focus back in the work, both protectively and regarding assaulting from set-pieces.

Donny van de Beek

With his ability to hold the ball and maraud forward towards the opposition area, he provides the interface between the midfield and the attacking trident, something he demonstrated in Ajax’s first objective at the Allianz Stadium.


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