This isn’t supposed to be possible in an age of unprecedented media coverage of European football, is it? We tend to think we know all about every team. But practically no one predicted a few months ago that Ajax would reach the last four of the Champions League, let alone by dancing all over Real Madrid and Juventus away from home. A super, stylish team has grown up before our eyes, and bit like Monaco a few years aback, and it’s a joy to be so spectacularly surprised. By the end, Juve were grateful not to have lost by more.