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Matthijs de Ligt

Wanted to join Juventus even before Ronaldo asked, says Dutch footballer De Ligt

De Ligt, who captained his former club in their thrilling run to the Champions League semi-finals last season, said he did not feel any additional pressure after becoming one of the most expensive defenders in the world.

Jul 19, 2019, 16:42 PM IST

Serie-A: Juventus confirm signing of Ajax defender Matthijs De Ligt

With this move, De Ligt has now become the most expensive defender in the history of Serie A.

Jul 18, 2019, 15:01 PM IST

Ronald Koeman praises Matthijs De Ligt's recovery from first half mistake

The Dutch coach said he saw no need to talk to the 19-year-old central defender at halftime about how he failed to control an easy pass and then tripped England`s Marcus Rashford to give away a penalty in the 32nd minute.

Jun 07, 2019, 16:19 PM IST

UEFA Champions League: Donny van de Beek gives Ajax edge over Tottenham in semi-final

Such was Ajax`s domination in the early stages that they could already have virtually sealed a place in the final -- but they had to be content with Van de Beek`s 15th-minute goal.

May 01, 2019, 15:52 PM IST

Ajax youngsters say Juventus win could have been more emphatic

The 3-2 aggregate win ensured unlikely semi-final qualification for the Dutch club who have come all the way through the preliminary rounds of the competition.

Apr 17, 2019, 18:13 PM IST

Ajax's European adventure far from over: Skipper Matthijs De Ligt

Coach Erik ten Hag said the performance had been "as close to perfection as you can get" and that his young Ajax side deserved to progress.

Mar 06, 2019, 13:34 PM IST

Inspired by Zinedine Zidane, Dusan Tadic makes his presence felt to help Ajax beat Real Madrid

The 30-year-old laid on passes for Hakim Ziyech and David Neres to give Ajax an early two-goal lead at the Bernabeu, then capped a virtuoso display with a thunderous finish into the top corner to make it 3-0.

Mar 06, 2019, 10:10 AM IST

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag desperate to hold on to sought after talent

Young Dutch internationals de Ligt and de Jong are Ajax’s top commodities and offer the club a chance to make a fortune as they are linked with a bevy of big-spending teams, notably Barcelona and Manchester City.

Jan 13, 2019, 07:21 AM IST