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As the lights go out for Ronaldo, it's time Ajax ignite the big stage

When Ajax eliminated first Real Madrid, then Juventus, in their own homes, the story surely ought to have been the joy, the fearlessness, the talent of this new Dutch evolution.

And if they win the Champions League (before the inevitable break-up of the Amsterdam team), then perhaps the football world will give credit where it is due.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 21, 2019, with the headline 'As the lights go out for Ronaldo, it's time Ajax ignite the big stage'. Print Edition | Subscribe