Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo added to his collection another quality goal, which he scored against Ajax Amsterdam. The beautiful goal that he scored helped Juventus to make a 1-1 draw during their first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. The 1-1 tie would leave Juventus in a strong position for heading to the semi-finals, which is going to be held in the next week’s return leg in Turin.
Juventus took the lead on the blow of halftime as Portuguese forward Ronaldo started attacking move inside his own half before dashing and diving to head in a clever chip from Joao Cancelo.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri stated Ronaldo yet again proved that he is at a different level, the timing of his playing is very different from others. However, Ajax levelled the score in 30 seconds into the second half, after the control of the ball was lost by Cancelo and allowed David Neres.
The result of the match leaves Serie A side in a strong. However, they will be careful of Ajax’s 4-1 away win over Real Madrid during the last round that removed the holders 5-3 on aggregate. Hakim Ziyech had several attempts at goal in a lively start for the youthful Dutch team, who has come through the pre-group phase qualifying round to reach the last eight.
Donny van de Beek abraded the outside of the upright with a 25th minute try from close range after opening up space for himself in the penalty area in Ajax’s best opportunity of the first half. However, Juventus, with their 34-year-old Ronaldo central to their onslaught, worked their way into the contest and came close themselves when the forward set up Federico Bernardeschi to turn and shoot in the 37th minute. But he was just off target.
Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in the previous round against Atletico Madrid, and then scored a 125th Champions League goal with the last move of the first half.