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4 clubs who could still win a treble this season

Elvis Ume O
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16.52K   //    27 Mar 2019, 08:07 IST

#3 Ajax

Ajax successfully eliminated Real Madrid in the last round
Ajax successfully eliminated Real Madrid in the last round

Ajax are one of the traditional teams in Europe, having dominated the world of football in the 1970s and mid-1990s.

However, those days are long gone. Despite still retaining their knack for producing world-class talents, the financial disparity between them and the bigger clubs on the continent means that the Amsterdam outfit has constantly had to sell off its best players to remain competitive.

This has expectedly seen a downturn in performance. Although Ajax continue to dominate the Eredivisie (alongside PSV), they have fallen some way off the glory days of Johan Cruyff.

This season saw a marked improvement in their display on the continent, as they held their own impressively over two legs against Bayern Munich to progress to the knockout round for the first time since 2005.

In the round-of-16, they pulled off one of the biggest Champions League shocks of all time by eliminating three times defending champions Real Madrid in their backyard despite coming into the match with a deficit.

For their efforts, they have been paired with a Ronaldo inspired Juventus who pulled off a stunning comeback of their own to eliminate Atletico Madrid.

If Ajax's fairytale run in the tournament could somehow continue beyond Juventus, then they would well fancy their chances of winning a second treble (to add to their 1972 triumph), as they currently sit second in the Eredivisie standings while they are also through to the final of the Dutch Cup.

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