Toy Story Stopped Cristiano Ronaldo And Juventus Winning The Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus surprisingly crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday night but it wasn't because Ajax played brilliantly it was in fact all down to the curse of Toy Story.
There must have been an odd moment of realisation for Cristiano Ronaldo either sometime last night or possibly when he woke up this morning of not being in the Champions League semi final.
For the past three years the Juventus forward has won the competition, albeit with Real Madrid, and for the past nine years he's at least been able to start thinking about the final, having reached the semis on every occasion.
Last night though the Old Lady were out maneuvered and out classed by a young Ajax team that are impressing everyone.
A young Ajax team that included players who weren't born when either of the first Toy Story films were released.
Why might I be randomly bringing the hugely popular animated film series up? Well the oddest stat around has been brought up and it seems that whenever there's a new film to the franchise Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't get into the Champions League semi finals:
From 2007 onwards Cristiano Ronaldo has reached the CL semi-finals in every year except ones in which a Toy Story film has been released- Duncan Alexander (@oilysailor) April 16, 2019
Now admittedly since 2007 there has only been two years in which Pixar have brought out Toy Story films but in both of those years Ronaldo has surprisingly crashed out at the quarter final stages.
In 2010 Real Madrid were expected to fly past Lyon and into the semi finals but they were knocked out by the Ligue 1 side and again on Tuesday, despite Ajax knocking Real out in the last 16, the Italian champions were expected to progress.
The third installment came out in the summer of 2010 and we know that Toy Story 4 will be out later this summer, but don't expect Ronaldo to be at the cinema.
Matthijs de Ligt impressed for Ajax last night at centre back but the 19 year old wasn't born until August 1999 when the first two installments of Woody and the gang had already been out in the cinema, madness.
How far can Ajax go in the Champions League? To infinity and beyond! (Come on, you knew it was coming.)