An unforgettable night in Amsterdam that has left no one indifferent saw Tottenham Hotspur producing a staggering comeback against Ajax to join Liverpool in the Champions League final
The Spurs entered the clash as considerable underdogs to prevail in this clash following a disappointing 1-0 loss at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the first leg.
Things went from bad to worse for the visitors after Matthijs de Ligt and Hakim Ziyech scored two first-half goals to stretch the Lancers lead to three.
Ajax’s halftime fairytale, however, turned into a second-half nightmare, as the Premier League giants managed to overcome a two-goal deficit in the final 45 minutes of this two-legged tie.
The Eredivisie toppers were seconds away from breaking into their first Champions League final since the 1994-95 campaign, but Lucas Moura silenced the Johan Cruyff Arena just a few moments before the final whistle.
Lucas Moura, a man in the spotlight, has gone from Paris Saint-Germain outcast to Tottenham hero, as his outrageously prolific second-half performance fired the London outfit to the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
The Brazilian winger has netted his first career hat-trick in the Champions League, and it took him only one half to do that. What’s more, the 26-year-old has drawn a blank in 19 straight Champions League knockout stage outings before, stretching back to his time at PSG.
In the end, Liverpool and Tottenham will face-off in the Champions League final on June 1, which will be the first time since the 2007-08 campaign that the two Premier League sides battle it out for the ultimate prize.