After injury layoff, Ronaldo expected to start against Ajax

After injury layoff, Ronaldo expected to start against Ajax

After injury layoff, Ronaldo expected to start against Ajax

Cristiano Ronaldo's diving header against Ajax to earn Juventus a 1-1 draw on the night was his 125th goal in the competition - making him the first man ever to reach that milestone. After all, they lost 2-1 at home to Real in the first leg of the last 16, before winning 4-1 in the return tie in Spain. "The draw is a result, which allows us to have a better position for the away game".

The Portuguese forward's fifth goal in the competition this season was a textbook header after finding space inside Ajax's penalty area, with Allegri delighted to have the Champions League's all-time leading goalscorer available once again.

Ronaldo scored a hat trick against Atletico Madrid in the last 16, nearly single-handedly overturning a first-leg deficit.

"Ronaldo showed that he is on a different level".

Frenkie de Jong is leaving for Barcelona, and the 21-year-old's eagerness to get on the ball and start moves here underlined why the Catalans were prepared to pay an initial 75 million euros ($84.5 million) in January to secure his signature. "We had some very good opportunities".

If you don't pay attention for one second, they will punish you for that.

Brazil global David Neres scored on the other side of the break with a superb curling effort.

Inter are five points ahead of both Atalanta and fourth-placed city rivals AC Milan who occupy the final Champions League berth but have taken just one point from their last four games.

The strike took Ronaldo's tally up to a milestone never achieved in the history of the Champions League - 125 goals.

In a fast and furious clash, a young and fearless Ajax side came back in the second half with all guns blazing and made the Bianconeri work pretty hard. Neres dispossessed Cancelo and drove into the box before curling home.

Szczesny swatted away a blast from Jurgen Ekkelenkamp before Costa hit the woodwork at the other end with a long, angled shot and Onana palmed away another risky effort from Cancelo.

Ajax immediately went in search of a second and Nicolas Tagliafico fired into the side netting while Neres had the ball in the net again but was clearly offside.

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