Published: Вс, Апреля 14, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Ronaldo won't play in Juventus' potential title-clincher - Allegri

Ronaldo won't play in Juventus' potential title-clincher - Allegri

Cristiano Ronaldo's diving header against Ajax to earn Juventus a 1-1 draw on the night was his 125th goal in the competition - making him the first man ever to reach that milestone.

Ajax's 1-1 draw against Juventus in the Champions League was a massive result for Dutch football. "We have great respect for Ajax, but you have to be ready".

Leading daily De Telegraaf wrote that he "drove Juventus to despair", while Juve coach Massimiliano Allegri described De Jong as "the real source of their game".

Another player to be singled out by Allegri post-match was Ronaldo, who returned to action for Juventus for the first time since his round of 16 heroics on March 12.

However, Juventus' parade was ruined moments after the commencement of the second half, whenDavid Neres netted the equaliserwith a left-footed shot into the corner.

Ronaldo's impressive goalscoring record in the Champions League continued as his header, which was directed in after Joao Cancelo's accurate cross, was his competition-leading 125th.

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"We failed against Bayern Munich in the home game [of their group-stage fixture], giving away a 3-2 score".

Ajax's response was rapid, with less than 30 seconds of the second half on the clock before they pulled themselves level.

Ajax boss Erik Ten Hag was hoping for more but will take confidence from the last round, when his side lost the home leg to Real Madrid only to stun the holders 4-1 at the Bernabeu.

"Of course we have belief, we always have belief, but in the end, it's all about the game in Turin", said the highly promising 19-year-old defender.

"He's a world class player but I think we did well tonight", captain Matthijs de Ligt said of Ronaldo.

Ajax will feel unfortunate not to take a lead into the second leg next week after dominating for large spells of the game and creating a number of decent chances. Ajax will be without suspended Tagliafico. Neres dispossessed Cancelo on the left-hand touchline and drove into the box before curling a superb effort into the far corner. "In the return leg, we'll have to give everything because Juventus are incredibly hard".

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