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While Madrid suffered a shock last-16 exit at the hands of Ajax, the Juve striker hit a sublime hat-trick to overturn a first-leg deficit and knock out Atletico Madrid 3-2 on aggregate.

Now playing in different countries, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo still find ways to inspire one another to new heights.

"This was why Juventus brought me here, to help do things that they have never done before", he said.

Semedo is one of the few players who has been fortunate enough to play alongside Messi and Ronaldo simultaneously. "I was surprised because I honestly thought Atletico would be stronger, but Juventus ran over them". It's not a decision for me to understand or not; everyone makes their own decisions.

Ajax vs Juventus is the last game in the UCL quarter-finals.

Juventus, meanwhile, know that they can call upon the services of five-time victor Ronaldo in their ongoing pursuit of a first European Cup win since 1996.

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"Ronaldo and Messi - the greatest goalscorer of all time and the greater player of all time - show no sign of giving up their dominance of European competition, their individual displays in midweek further demonstrating their exceptional skill and motivation levels", he wrote.

The Argentina star dazzled 24 hours later in Barcelona's crushing 5-1 win over Lyon, scoring twice at Camp Nou, but Mourinho feels the two legendary names should not meet in the competition until at least the last four.

Former Spurs striker Bent claims that despite City being favourites, Tottenham have a chance of qualifying for the semi-finals where they will play either Juventus or Ajax. Messi has won it four times, Ronaldo five.

Led by Dutch youngsters Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie de Jong, Ajax have found the flawless mix of youth and experience, and play exciting football under Pep Guardiola-inspired manager Erik ten Hag, a combination that should, at the very least, make this tie a fun one to watch.

The first leg games will take place on 9 and 10 April and the return legs on 16 and 17 April.

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