Cristiano Ronaldo should be rested for Champions League tie with Ajax - Juve president

Cristiano Ronaldo should be rested for Champions League tie with Ajax - Juve president

- Cristiano Ronaldo could out of Juventus' first leg Champions League first leg clash with Ajax

- The 34-year-old limped off in a Euro 2020 qualifier against Serbia owing to a muscle injury

- Juventus will be traveling to face Ajax in a crucial last eight match at Johan Cruyff Arena

Cristiano Ronaldo will not be risked for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Ajax, Juventus President Andrea Agnelli suggests.

The Portuguese talisman injured his right muscle and limped off in a Euro 2020 qualifier against Serbia.

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"When you have muscle injuries you have to be very careful," Agnelli said. "For one match you risk compromising the next two months."

The Bianoneri has said the injury is 'apparently minor,' while Ronaldo told Portuguese media after the match he 'should be back in one or two weeks.'

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Juventus travel to the Amsterdam Arena to face Ajax for the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final on April 10, then host the Dutch team at the Allianz Stadium the following week.

"It's more important to safeguard two-and-a-half months than one match only," Agnelli said.

The 33-year-old scored an emphatic hat trick against Atletico Madrid in the return leg of the round of 16 as Juventus overturned a first-leg deficit.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo could miss Juventus' next two Serie A away games because of his international commitments with Portugal.

The Juve talisman has made a commanding appearance in his first season in Italy after completing a £100million move from Real Madrid last summer.

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