Dutch side Ajax are all set to host the Italian league leaders Juventus in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals on late night Wednesday. After impressing against Atletico Madrid, the Cristiano Ronaldo-led side will look to emulate their performance in the last eight of the tournament.
Ronaldo’s return to fitness could be vital to Juventus’s bid to end their Champions League drought going back 23 years as they head to Ajax on Wednesday with uncertainty over whether their superstar will play or not. Ronaldo hasn’t played for the Serie A leaders — who are just one point away from sealing an eighth Italian league title — since scoring the sensational hat-trick that saw Juve come back from a 2-0 first-leg deficit to knock out Atletico Madrid last month.
He was rested in the subsequent 2-0 league defeat at Genoa and then picked up a thigh injury on international duty with Portugal two weeks ago. But coach Massimiliano Allegri remains confident the 34-year-old will be ready for Wednesday’s game in Amsterdam. “He (Ronaldo) always feels ready. We are confident of having him at Ajax on Wednesday,” said Allegri after Saturday’s 2-1 league win over AC Milan. (With Agency Inputs)
Here’s all you need to know regarding the Ajax vs Juventus fixture in the Champions League:
When will the Ajax vs Juventus match take place in the Champions League 2018-19?
The Ajax vs Juventus match will take place on Thursday, 11th April at 1:30 AM IST. (Wednesday night)
Where the Ajax vs Juventus match will be played in the Champions League 2018-19?
The match between Ajax vs Juventus will be played at the Ajax home stadium.
Which TV channel will broadcast the live coverage of Ajax vs Juventus match in Champions League 2018-19 in India?
The Ajax vs Juventus match in the Champions League 2018-19 will be broadcasted live on Sony Ten Sports network.
Where can I catch the free online streaming of Ajax vs Juventus match in the Champions League 2018-19?
The live streaming will be available on Jio TV and Sony LIV app.
Recent form in Champions League:
Ajax – WDWDLW
Juventus – WLWLLW
Ajax possible starting lineup:
Onana; Kristensen, De Ligt, Blind, Tagliafico; De Beek, De Jong, Schone; Ziyech, Tadic, Neres
Juventus possible starting lineup:
Szczesny; Cancelo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Sandro; Pjanic, Bentancur, Matuidi; Bernardeschi, Mandzukic, Ronaldo