Cristiano Ronaldo was again hailed by Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri after scoring with his side’s only shot on target to earn a 1-1 draw away to an excellent Ajax in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final in Amsterdam on Wednesday (Apr 10). Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana (right) fails to save the ball as Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo (bottom left) scores his side’s opening goal during the Champions League quarter-final, first leg, football match. (Source: AP Photo/Martin Meissner) On his return from a thigh injury, Ronaldo subdued the 50,000 home fans in the Johan Cruyff Arena when he headed Juventus in front on the stroke of half-time to take his record goal tally in the competition to 125. However, Brazilian winger David Neres conjured a stunning equaliser almost immediately after half-time to give Ajax a draw that was the very least they deserved. Despite that, it is Juventus – for whom substitute Douglas Costa struck a post late on – who hold the upper hand heading into next Tuesday’s return in Turin, with the winners of this tie facing Manchester City or Tottenham Hotspur in the last four. “Ronaldo showed that he is on a different level. His timing and… Read full this story
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