& # 39; The way football should be played! & # 39 ;: Fans rave after Ajax youth produce stunning 12-pass & # 39; Total Football & # 39; put against Juventus
- The young players of Ajax showed their & # 39; Total Football & # 39; philosophy in Turin
- The Erik ten Hag players produced a 12-pass movement from back to front in 20 seconds
- Football supporters on social media were enthusiastic about the fearlessness of the side
Ajax made football supporters sound lyrical after having a & # 39; Total Football & # 39; produced the series.
Instead of looking for a long ball against a Juventus side with a height advantage, Erik ten Hag's side showed no fear when they produced a series of 12 passages that saw them go from goalkeeper Andre Onana to striker Dusan Tadic .
The Dutch giants again produced a Champions League upset by eliminating Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus to reach the semi-final.
Ajax produced an impressive 12-pass & # 39; Total Football & # 39; movement of goalkeeper to the striker
The smooth one touch passage of the game showed that Ajax & # 39; s young team adheres to their principles
Juventus & # 39; players could not keep up with the back-to-front movement when Ajax drove forward
Each player showed for the ball and it would be a stunning move if he had scored a goal
Juventus was exposed in the second half when Ajax entered a master class & # 39; Total football & # 39; produced
Total football is a tactical philosophy that Ajax has been following closely for a long time when developing players in their style.
The model allows players to take over the role of any other player in their side while catching up with the field.
The twitter account of Ajax legend Johan Cruijff thought it was great to see ten Hag stay with the philosophy in print competitions.
After breaking into the Juventus area, Lasse Schone turned his head to David Neres
Neres in turn threw it at Dusan Tadic when he decided to take aim at Wojciech Szczesny in goal
Juventus successfully blocked the shot for a corner to give himself temporary respite
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The ball was at the feet of goalkeeper Onana with the clock 56 minutes before he was moved to the right, Joel Veltman.
Barcelona-bound Frenkie de Jong then volunteered for the ball after Veltman lifted his head and the £ 65 million midfielder sent the visitors ahead.
He then played a neat one-two with midfielder partner Lasse Schone when Juventus appeared in awe at the one touch-pass.
Hakim Ziyech then gets involved with a neat ball by David Neres, who in turn passes it on to Dusan Tadic, before the former Southampton winger finally sees an attempt to block the goal, eliminating the possibility of an almost perfect goal.
Ajax stunned Juventus, who beat them in the 1996 League final, to make progress
Football fans were enthusiastic about the passing movement and urged more clubs to follow the example
Twitter user Lockey Doran insisted that & # 39; Total football good to watch & # 39; after viewing the clip online
The movement quickly drew attention on social media with many football fans complaining that their teams don't have the courage to & # 39; Total Football & # 39; to follow.
One user tweeted: & # 39; The way football should be played! & # 39; while another added that & # 39; Total Football is good to see & # 39 ;.
The game plan was made famous by the Netherlands in the 1974 World Cup and has since become part of the country's culture.
Although that move did not lead to a goal, Ajax remained brave against Ronaldo and Co and received their rewards as goals from Donny van de Beek and Matthias de Ligt provided progression to the semifinals of the Champions League.