Champions League Descends Into Further Madness As Spurs Stun Ajax
Two miracles in two days -- we're heading for an all-English Champions League final.
With barely enough time to catch their breath after yesterday's Liverpool insanity, football fans have been gifted another unthinkable comeback.
Tottenham beat Ajax on the away goals rule after the teams finished 3-2 (3-3 on aggregate), with Lucas Moura taking his team to the Champions League final with a goal deep into stoppage time.
"Sensational" in Dutch is pronounced much the same way as it is in English, should you need to chat about the game with any friends based in Amsterdam.
Ajax looked to have it all wrapped up going into half-time, heading off to the changerooms with Matthijs de Ligt's fifth-minute header and a superb 35th-minute left-footer by Hakim Ziyech under their belts.
But Moura -- now heading home the King in North London -- returned to the pitch with at least three aces up his away kit sleeve.
He scored twice inside four minutes, rattling Ajax and putting the game back into motion.
As the clock wound down and Spurs' further attempts to find the back of the net were unsuccessful -- a Jan Vertonghen header hitting the crossbar, his second attempt cleared off the line -- it seemed as though Liverpool may have used up all the miracles on offer.
Then, six minutes into injury time Moura completed his hat-trick, putting a sudden and shock end to Ajax's fairytale.
Spurs will take on Liverpool in the club's first ever Champions League final on June 2 in Madrid.
The teams are two sides of the same English coin, as Prince William took a moment to celebrate via the Kensington Palace Twitter account, making this the first all-English final since 2008.
Liverpool beat Barcelona 4-0 yesterday, overturning a three-goal deficit from the first leg to deliver one of the greatest comebacks the football world has ever seen.
It was only the third time in the history of the European Cup that a team came from three goals down after the first leg of a semi-final and progressed to the final.
Fans have just over three weeks to catch their breath before the final, which going off the vibe online, might be about a week short of enough time.