- Cristiano Ronaldo faces race against time to make Juventus matchday squad for Ajax game
- Ajax hosts Juventus at the Amsterdam Arena on April 10
- Ronaldo has not featured for Juventus since the international break
Cristiano Ronaldo is facing race against time to make Juventus squad for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash against Ajax.
According to Metro, Juventus boss Massiliano Allegri took out time to speak on the forward, who suffered a thigh injury while representing Portugal in the Euro qualifiers.
The former Real Madrid ace has not featured in any Juventus match since the international break and will sit out Juventus’ Serie A game against Cagliari on Tuesday, April 2, after missing the weekend’s win over Empoli.
Ajax play host to Juventus at the Amsterdam Arena on Wednesday, April 10, and Allegri confessed Ronaldo was battling to be fit to play.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is working to get back, we hope to have him ready for Ajax, but it will be difficult,” Allegri summed up ahead of tonight’s clash with Cagliari.
Ronaldo stressed he will not miss more than 14 days after cropping the thigh injury and Juventus are eager to have their main man back.
The Portuguese forward netted a hat-trick against Atletico Madrid in the last-16 round to book a quarter-finals spot.
That performance helped Juventus overturn a 2-0 deficit by Atletico in their first leg clash at the Wanda Metropolitano.
Currently, the 34-year-old forward is Juventus’ top scorer this campaign, with 24 goals across all competitions.
The Dutch side Ajax will be eyeing another giant killing status after beating Real Madrid in the last-16 round.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has shared updates on his thigh injury which he picked up while on international duty as he steps up his recovery.
The Juventus star was withdrawn after 30 minutes of Portugal's Euro 2020 qualifying match against Serbia on Monday, March 25, which ended in a 1-1 draw.
Fans have doubt if Ronaldo will be fit to face Ajax in the Champions League next month and based on his recent video and picture on his Instagram, Ronaldo could recover just in time for the big clash.
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