Champions League: Ronaldo On Target As Ajax Hold Juventus

Ajax dominance over Juventus in their Champions League quarter-final clash at the Johan Cruyff Arena on Wednesday only earned them a 1-1 draw with the Serie A side.

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Having shocked Real Madrid in the last-16, Ajax showed it was no fluke with a high-octane, high-pressing and high-quality performance. They were easily the better side before half-time only to fall behind to Cristiano Ronaldo’s 45th-minute header, his 125th Champions League goal.

But they responded inside 30 seconds of the second half when David Neres caught Joao Cancelo in possession and raced into the area, before firing a powerful low effort into the far corner.

With time running out Champions League debutant Jurgen Ekkelenkamp forced Wojciech Szczesny into a full-length save, while Douglas Costa rattled the post at the other end, but the tie ended finely balanced ahead of the return leg at the Allianz Stadium next Tuesday.