Cristiano Ronaldo facing ‘difficult’ fight for fitness ahead of Juventus vs Ajax

Cristiano Ronaldo is a doubt for Juventus‘ Champions League quarter-final clash with Ajax after picking up an injury during the recent international break.

The Portuguese sustained a thigh strain one hour into his side’s 1-1 draw with Serbia last week.

He went on to miss the victory over Empoli at the weekend and is now in a race to be fit for next Wednesday’s European showdown.

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“Cristiano is working to get back, we hope to have him ready for Ajax, but it will be difficult,” Massimiliano Allegri said.

“Today’s exam is much better, the leg is much better, then there is a clinical examination and the player’s symptoms.


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“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.”

Ronaldo proved his worth to Juventus in the last-16 of the Champions League after hitting a hat-trick to overturn a two-goal deficit against Atletico Madrid and fire his side to victory.

Juventus will be eager to field their star man against an Ajax side which stunned champions Real Madrid, winning 5-3 over two legs.

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