Frenkie de Jong put in yet another impressive performance for Ajax on Wednesday night in their Champions League quarter-final draw against Juventus.
The midfielder, who will join Barcelona in the summer, played a key role as the Dutch side held the Italian champions in Amsterdam.
His performance has already led to comparisons with Sergio Busquets:
117 - Frenkie de Jong (21 years, 333 days) is the youngest player with at least 117 touches in a Champions League game from the quarter-finals onwards since Sergio Busquets in 2010 v Inter. DNA. pic.twitter.com/GhSjCzwkUI— OptaJohan (@OptaJohan) April 10, 2019
Cristiano Ronaldo put Juventus in front in the tie, before David Neres levelled for Ajax to leave the quarter-final finely balanced ahead of the second leg.
Frenkie de Jong vs Juventus— FootballTalentScout (@FtblTalentScout) April 10, 2019
92% pass accuracy
2 key passes
1 dribble won
6 tackles won
1 aerial won
Maestro. World class talent. ✖️✖️✖️ pic.twitter.com/q4PiOHh6cy
Outstanding. Again.— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) April 10, 2019
91% passing accuracy
17 balls recovered #UCL pic.twitter.com/h5LfidLfgl
De Jong certainly seems to have enjoyed himself in the Champions League this season and has looked completely at home in Europe’s top competition.
Ajax have already pulled off a huge shock by knocking holders Real Madrid out of the tournament, meaning Juventus will be wary ahead of the second leg.