The best defender in the world and the best young defender in the world. With De Ligt, I do not know what will happen. Ronaldo arrives on cue to plant a firm header from Pjanic's right-wing corner into the net - (Juventus lead 2-1 on aggregate).
Clearly, it's a state of affairs that Cristiano will be far from pleased with, particularly given his personal contribution to the cause: before his two goals against Ajax, he was also the hat-trick hero in their epic comeback against Atlético Madrid in the Champions League last 16.
"I was fortunate the first went in, I struck it hard and just inside the post". The important thing is that we achieved our goal.
After not managing a single shot on target at Old Trafford in the first leg, United looked a lot more risky going forward at the start.
But after a promising start when Marcus Rashford hit the crossbar, Messi showed that sentimental memories mean very little when he is playing at his best. But the fact that there isn't much history there does make it quite intriguing. "If you give him space and timing around the goal he will create chances and score".
The era of Messi and Ronaldo has taken the premier European competition into realms once deemed unthinkable. Dominant in the air and extraordinarily strong in the tackle, De Ligt is confident when distributing the ball.
Ajax humiliated Madrid 4-1 in the Spanish capital en route to the quarters and the in-form Dutch side also claimed the scalp of Juve thanks to Tuesday's 2-1 second-leg victory in Turin.
Inside the dressing room and stadium concourse, Ajax players and fans alike revelled in the historic evening.
For Juventus, it's a setback for the club backed by the billionaire Agnelli family, whose purchase of Ronaldo a year ago was seen as in part driven by a desire to win the competition.
Ten Hag's side face Willem II in the KNVB Cup final on May 5, three days before they welcome Spurs to the Johan Cruyff ArenA for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final.
Since his Champions League debut in September 2017, Alisson has kept more clean sheets than any other goalkeeper in the competition, with all nine coming on his home ground: five at Roma and four at Anfield.