Cristiano Ronaldo can Return for UCL Quarter Final – Allegri

Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo can be fit for the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League against Ajax. Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is hopeful that Ronaldo will fully recover to travel for Ajax game to Johan Cruyff Arena on 10th April 2019. Ronaldo had sustained a thigh injury in Portugal’s tie with Serbia in March. Cristiano Ronaldo is set to play a big part in Juventus’ bid for UEFA Champions League title in 2018-19 edition.

Cristiano Ronaldo contributed main role in eliminating Atlético Madrid in Round of 16 to earn qualification of Juventus. Atlético Madrid were 2-0 ahead in the first leg, but Ronaldo hattrick in the second leg advanced Juventus to UCL quarter finals on 3-2 aggregate. Cristiano Ronaldo is all-time leading scorer in the Champions League history with 124 goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo can be Fit for UCL Quarter Final - Allegri
Cristiano Ronaldo can be Fit for UCL Quarter Final – Allegri

Juve will definitely want Ronaldo to get fit for UCL quarter-final. His presence will make Juventus clear favourites against AFC Ajax. Bianconeri boss Allegri is confident that Douglas Costa, Juan Cuadrado and Paulo Dybala will also recover to boost Juventus ranks. Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo will definitely bolster Juventus in Champions League match. Juventus will try to win premier European Football tournament, that they last emerged victorious in 1995.

Massimiliano Allegri, Juventus manager said: “Ronaldo is working hard and we hope to have him available for Ajax. The exam he had this morning revealed that the leg is much better. Then of course it depends how the player reacts and the eventual pain that he feels. There are still nine days to go, so we still have time to evaluate things together. He is doing things he can do right now, it is normal that you have to be careful in everything and evaluate [the] pros and cons.”

UEFA Champion League – Quarter Final
Ajax Vs Juventus – 10th April 2019 – Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam
Juventus Vs Ajax – 16th April 2019 – Juventus Stadium, Turin

Juventus edge Atletico Madrid to reach UCL Quarter Finals

Two time European football champions Juventus edged Atlético Madrid to enter UEFA Champions League quarter finals. Juventus football club outclassed Atlético 3-0 at Juventus Stadium in Turin. It was a remarkable comeback by Juventus F.C. after Atletico Madrid had won first leg 2-0 at Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid. Juventus advanced to UCL quarter-finals on 3-2 aggregate score. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hattrick to earn Juventus a place in last eight of UCL. Juventus F.C. will aim to grab UEFA Champions League title in 2018-19 edition.

Italian club Juventus attacked on Spanish side Atlético Madrid right from start. Cristiano Ronaldo registered first goal on 27′ to signal JUVE’s intent. Ronaldo equalized aggregate score with his second goal on 49′. Cristiano moved Juventus in lead with a penalty on 86′. Cristiano Ronaldo hattrick sealed victory for Juventus FC with 3-2 aggregate. Juventus made to last 8 of UCL, hitting three goals at Juventus Stadium (Allianz Stadium) in comparison to two goals kicked by Atlético at Wanda Metropolitano.

Cristiano Ronaldo helps Juventus beat Atletico Madrid to make UCL Quarter Finals
Cristiano Ronaldo helps Juventus beat Atletico Madrid to make UCL Quarter Finals

Cristiano Ronaldo said: “It was meant to be a special night and it was, not just for my goals but for the attitude we showed. That is the sort of mentality you need to win the Champions League. This was why Juventus brought me here. To help do things that they have never done before. We enjoyed a magical night. Atletico were a difficult team but we were strong too. We will see what will happen.”

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri stated: “We weren’t perfect, but we did well to stay focussed. The players have shown great maturity. There was the risk of having a hysterical match, as if everything had to be done in 10 minutes. the comeback was there to be had, and we had 95 minutes to do it. The players played with brilliance and intelligence. [Ronaldo] was good and the rest of the players were also good. The Champions League is a difficult competition and ties are played over two legs, so comebacks can happen if two teams are balanced. No, we aren’t [only] favourites. We are one of the favourites to win the Champions League.”