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Ajax - The Kingslayers

Ajax may be Europe's most exciting team now, Dutch club that is on the brink of a Champions League final for the first time in 23 years.

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Last updated: 18.04.2019
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Yes, it is the Game of Thrones season but we are not talking about Jaime Lannister here. We are talking about a Dutch club that is on the brink of a Champions League final for the first time in 23 years.

At present, Ajax may be Europe's most exciting team. They have won fans from all over the world with their fearless and collective display that helped them stun not one but two European giants.

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There is no word that describes Ajax better than Kingslayers right now. In the round of 16, they knocked out the three-time defending champions and the Kings of Europe - Real Madrid, while in the quarter-finals they dominated play in the Allianz Stadium and grabbed a crucial 1-2 win at the expense of Cristiano Ronaldo, who many consider being the king of the competition.


Even the great Cristiano Ronaldo was powerless against Ajax

The tireless running, craft and finishing of Ajax silenced the Bernabeu and put the Old Lady to sleep at Turin and there was nothing Ronaldo or Ballon d’or winner Luka Modric could do about it.


Ajax will face Tottenham Hotspur in the last four after Spurs knocked out Manchester City in one of the games of the season

No more the underdogs of Europe. Ajax are a team to be noticed. And with Tottenham Hotspur setting up a semi-finals date for the first time since 1962, Ajax will fancy their chances of making it to the final in Madrid.

At the Bernabeu, it was Dušan Tadić who put in one of the best performances in the history of the competition and at Turin, it was Barcelona's transfer target and center-back De Ligt, who headed in the winner and sealed the tie.

The club's wage bill is lower than the richer Championship clubs but they have turned that into a source of strength this year. They have a team of academy products and clever buys who are actually better than the big boys. Football is more than just individual talents or a sum of it. It is a team game and Ajax are a testament to that.

Frenkie De Jong will leave to Barcelona in the summer

Ajax are no Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester City or Juventus. Dutch midfielder Frenkie De Jong is set to leave to Barcelona this summer after the Catalans secured his services for €75m and it is only a matter of time before the other plays leave.

Ajax have now turned football on its head twice. And if you would bet against them doing it a third time next month and a fourth time in June then you should start paying attention.

But let's just hope for Ajax's and football's sake that they don't lose too many players in the summer.


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