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The Latest: De Ligt to miss Netherlands opener at Euro 2020

  • The Netherlands coach Frank de Boer says defender Matthijs de Ligt is not ready to play in the team’s opening Euro 2020 match against Ukraine on Sunday.
Matthijs de Ligt(Twitter)
Matthijs de Ligt(Twitter)
Published on Jun 12, 2021 06:27 PM IST
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Euro 2020: Frank de Boer explains decision not to call on an injury replacement

Van de Beek, 24, was ruled out earlier on Tuesday with an unspecified injury, leaving the Dutch with 25 players through 26 for are allowed.
Netherlands caretaker coach Frank De Boer.(Pool via REUTERS)
Netherlands caretaker coach Frank De Boer.(Pool via REUTERS)
Published on Jun 08, 2021 10:48 PM IST
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Cristiano Ronaldo penalty double sends Juventus six-points clear

The Portuguese striker slotted in both his goals from the spot in either half in Turin with Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt heading in a third in injury time.
Juventus' Matthijs de Ligt celebrates scoring their third goal with Cristiano Ronaldo.(REUTERS)
Juventus' Matthijs de Ligt celebrates scoring their third goal with Cristiano Ronaldo.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 02, 2020 07:39 PM IST
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Milan | ByAgence France-Presse

Ten Hag looking to Ajax’s Champions League future ahead of Chelsea clash

Ajax lead Group H after winning both their opening Champions League matches 3-0, against Lille and Valencia.
Ajax Amsterdam coach Erik ten Hag during the press conference.(REUTERS)
Ajax Amsterdam coach Erik ten Hag during the press conference.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 22, 2019 11:41 PM IST
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Amsterdam | ByAFP

Big blow for Juventus as captain Giorgio Chiellini set for knee surgery

The Turin club said that the defender had suffered the injury in training on Friday and that tests “showed a lesion of the anterior cruciate ligament.”
File image of Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini(AP)
File image of Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini(AP)
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 02:41 AM IST
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Turin | ByAFP

Matthijs De Ligt scores own goal in Juventus ‘friendly’ win over Inter Milan

The game ended 1-1 after 90 minutes, with Cristiano Ronaldo drawing Juventus level with a deflected second-half free-kick following De Ligt’s own goal.
Milan Škriniar of Inter Milan tries to block Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus.(AP)
Milan Škriniar of Inter Milan tries to block Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus.(AP)
Updated on Jul 24, 2019 09:46 PM IST
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Nanjing | ByAgence France-Presse

Wanted to join Juventus even before Ronaldo chat, says De Ligt

Juventus announced the signing of the 19-year-old on Thursday, landing one of the most sought-after young players in world soccer from Ajax Amsterdam for 75 million euros ($84.39 million).
File image of former Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo.(AFP)
File image of former Ajax defender Matthijs de Ligt and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 19, 2019 03:56 PM IST
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Turin | ByReuters

Ajax’s De Ligt joins Juventus for 75 mln euros: Italian club

The fee for De Ligt, 19, makes him Juventus’ third most expensive signing in their history after the 105 million euros they paid for Cristiano Ronaldo and the 90-million-euro transfer of Gonzalo Higuain.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 8, 2019 Ajax's Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt reacts(AFP)
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 8, 2019 Ajax's Dutch defender Matthijs de Ligt reacts(AFP)
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 01:42 PM IST
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De Ligt arrives in Turin to complete Juventus signing

The 19-year-old who led Ajax to the Champions League semi-finals is due to undergo a medical before signing for Juventus for a reported 75 million euros ($85 million).
File picture of Matthijs de Ligt(AFP)
File picture of Matthijs de Ligt(AFP)
Updated on Jul 17, 2019 11:03 AM IST
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Rome | ByAFP

Matthijs De Ligt close to Juventus after skipping Ajax training camp

Last week the player’s agent Mino Raiola told Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf that a deal had been struck between Juve and the powerful centre-back.
File image of Dutch footballer Matthijs De Ligt.(AFP)
File image of Dutch footballer Matthijs De Ligt.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 13, 2019 08:32 PM IST
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Paris | ByAFP

Juventus land defender Matthijs De Ligt from Ajax: Report

Netherlands teenage centre back Matthijs de Ligt has agreed a deal to join Italian champions Juventus from Ajax Amsterdam, as per reports
File photo of Ajax's Matthijs de Ligt.(Reuters)
File photo of Ajax's Matthijs de Ligt.(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 22, 2019 06:50 PM IST
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TURIN | ByReuters

Portugal defeat Netherlands to win first Nations League

The Dutch defensive pairing of Virgil van Dijk and Matthijs de Ligt largely kept Cristiano Ronaldo quiet, but Valencia winger Guedes proved the match winner as his shot had too much power for Jasper Cillessen in the Netherlands goal.
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (front C) celebrates with teammates after the UEFA Nations League final football match between Portugal and The Netherlands at the Dragao Stadium in Porto on June 9, 2019(AFP)
Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo (front C) celebrates with teammates after the UEFA Nations League final football match between Portugal and The Netherlands at the Dragao Stadium in Porto on June 9, 2019(AFP)
Updated on Jun 10, 2019 09:29 AM IST
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Porto | ByAFP

UEFA Champions League: Reaction to Tottenham’s last-gasp win at Ajax

Tottenham player Christian Eriksen: “It was a non-tactical performance, it was more of a fight, more of a heart performance, and that’s how we won it.
Tottenham's Lucas Moura celebrates scoring their third goal to complete his hat-trick with Dele Alli(Action Images via Reuters)
Tottenham's Lucas Moura celebrates scoring their third goal to complete his hat-trick with Dele Alli(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on May 11, 2020 10:27 AM IST
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London | ByReuters

UEFA Champions League: Ajax coach proud of players after agonising defeat

Lucas Moura’s 96th-minute strike to complete his second-half hat-trick made it 3-2 to Spurs on the night and 3-3 on aggregate as the Premier League club progressed to the final against Liverpool.
Ajax coach Erik ten Hag before the match(Action Images via Reuters)
Ajax coach Erik ten Hag before the match(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on May 09, 2019 08:50 AM IST
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Amsterdam | ByAFP

Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt make Ajax fans dream of a Champions League title

Frenkie de Jong and Matthijs de Ligt are making the Ajax fans dream once again of claiming the title that has eluded them for more than two decades.
File image of Ajax's Frenkie de Jong.(Reuters)
File image of Ajax's Frenkie de Jong.(Reuters)
Updated on May 05, 2019 05:22 PM IST
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New Delhi | BySayan Ghosh

Ajax stun Ronaldo’s Juventus to reach Champions League semis

Teenage centre-back De Ligt struck midway through the second period, though, to seal a 3-2 aggregate win and set up a last-four clash with either Manchester City or Tottenham.
Ajax's Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek (C) celebrates with temmates as Juventus' Brazilian defender Alex Sandro (R) walks past at the end of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Juventus vs Ajax Amsterdam on April 16, 2019 at the Juventus stadium in Turin(AFP)
Ajax's Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek (C) celebrates with temmates as Juventus' Brazilian defender Alex Sandro (R) walks past at the end of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg football match Juventus vs Ajax Amsterdam on April 16, 2019 at the Juventus stadium in Turin(AFP)
Updated on Apr 17, 2019 09:43 AM IST
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Turin | ByAFP

New-look Germany edge Netherlands in Euro 2020 qualifiers

Germany raced into a 2-0 lead in Amsterdam with thrilling strikes from Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry but the hosts struck back with a second half header from Matthijs De Ligt before Memphis Depay pounced for an equaliser on 63 minutes.
Germany's Thilo Kehrer, Leroy Sane and team mates celebrate after the match.(REUTERS)
Germany's Thilo Kehrer, Leroy Sane and team mates celebrate after the match.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 25, 2019 09:30 AM IST
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Amsterdam | ByAgence France-Presse

Champions League: Johan Cruyff’s children prove they are the latest Ajax golden generation

The spectacular qualification by Ajax for the Champions League quarter-finals at the expense of Real Madrid on Tuesday bore the stamp of the Dutch great Johan Cruyff who died three years ago
Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt and team mates celebrate in front of their fans at the end of their Champions League match against Real Madrid on Tuesday.(REUTERS)
Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt and team mates celebrate in front of their fans at the end of their Champions League match against Real Madrid on Tuesday.(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 06, 2019 07:39 PM IST
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Amsterdam | ByAFP

Champions League: As Ajax look to export young talent, Real order it in

The Champions League last-16 first-leg match between Real Madrid and Ajax Amsterdam on Wednesday is an intriguing clash of two European heavyweights who have made young players central to their strategies, but for very different reasons
Ajax and Real Madrid will play the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie on Wednesday.(AFP)
Ajax and Real Madrid will play the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie on Wednesday.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 12, 2019 09:21 PM IST
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