Cristiano Ronaldo could be fit to face Ajax in the Champions League fixtures next week.
The Juventus striker picked up a thigh injury while on international duty with Portugal. He is currently racing the clock to be fit enough for the quarterfinal clash on 10 April
Massimiliano Allegri was quoted to have said, “Cristiano is working to get back, we hope to have him ready for Ajax, but it will be difficult. Today’s exam is much better, the leg is much better, then there is a clinical examination and the player’s symptoms.
“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 pros and cons.”
Without the elite goalscorer, Juventus would have found it difficult to go past Atletico Madrid in the round of 16. Ronaldo’s hattrick ended up seeing the Bianconeri overcome a 2-goal first leg deficit.
Now, they are due to be tested against an Ajax side who knocked out the reigning European champions last month. Erik ten Hag’s men are full of confidence and Juventus have proven to be vulnerable on certain instances.