- Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Juventus attack when they host Ajax in the second leg of their Champions League clash this evening
- Both sides played 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture earlier this month in Holland
- Ajax boss Erik ten Hag says they will not be man-marking the Portuguese superstar in the meeting
Ajax travel to Turin to battle Juventus in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal clash at Allianz Stadium on Tuesday, April 16.
The first leg ended in 1-1 draw after one goal each from Cristiano Ronaldo and David Neres ensured both sides shared the spoils.
Daily Mail however reports that coach of the Dutch League side Erik ten Hag has insisted that he will not be dedicating any of his players to mark the Portuguese superstar.
Ronaldo's diving header in the reverse fixture saw him take his tally at the last eight stage to 24, while his total in the history of the tourney stands at 125.
Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri showered encomiums on the former Real Madrid star, saying he's a game changer.
"Cristiano has this extraordinary quality, which is that when the game comes, he changes. In certain moments he becomes an unstoppable player and you can see it on his face. Also, he is in better shape physically than he was last week."
Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt will be one of those defenders up against Ronaldo, but Erik ten Hag insisted there is no special plan for the striker.
But the defender, who could join Barcelona this summer said: "Ronaldo is a predator in the box. He sees an opportunity, just a tiny gap, and he is on it incredibly quickly."
When asked if Frenkie De Jong will be available for selection for this crunch fixture, the coach said that: "We are positive he can play. "Frenkie himself will have to decide if he is ready, and eventually I decide.
"At the start of the season, nobody expected us to be in the final eight of the Champions League. But the team has developed to such an extent that we can compete with these giants."
Legit.ng earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo scored crucial away goal for Juventus in their 1-1 draw at the Johan Cruijff Arena last week.
The Portuguese forward headed his side ahead in the 45th minute of the encounter with a fine finish.
But a superb equaliser from David Neres just after one minute of returning to the pitch ended the game in a stalemate as they both file out for the second leg in Turin.
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