Boasting a three-goal aggregate advantage at half-time with 2:0 lead, Ajax’s fans were in party mood before Tottenham’s stunning comeback.
De Ligt’s early header from a corner after Hugo Lloris had denied Tadic was followed by Ziyech’s clever finish and left Spurs with a mountain to climb.
Little did they know what was to come as the visitors, inspired by the exceptional Lukas Moura, produced an epic turnaround.
Moura reduced the deficit with a composed finish before the Brazilian’s shot on the turn, after keeper Andre Onana had denied substitute Fernando Llorente, levelled the scores on the night and left Spurs requiring one goal to reach the final in Madrid on 1 June.
In a frantic finish, Vertonghen headed against the bar from four yards before Moura completed his hat-trick with a left-foot shot from 16 yards deep into stoppage time as Spurs won on away goals to reach their first Champions League final which they will clash against fellow come back Kings Liverpool who thrashed Barcelona 4:0 at Anfield in their second Leg semifinals.
The 2019 Champions League final will be the third major European final in history to feature two English teams, after the 1972 UEFA Cup final of Spurs versus Wolves and 2008 Champions League final that featured Manchester United versus Chelsea.