Ajax vs Juventus: Ronaldo On Another Level, Says Allegri

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri applauded Cristiano Ronaldo master class performance in their 1-1 Champions League quarter-final draw at Ajax on Wednesday.

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Concise News reported that the Dutch giant held Massimiliano Allegri side with Cristiano Ronaldo netting the vital away goal.

Ronaldo put Juventus in front on the stroke of half-time with a diving header to take his record goal tally in the competition to 125, only for Brazilian winger David Neres to level almost immediately after half-time to put the tie on a knife-edge ahead of next week’s return leg in Turin.

Allegri after the match said; “Ronaldo showed that he is on a different level. His timing and movement is different to everyone else’s, there’s nothing you can do about it,”

“He is a player who just has a different technique than the others.”

“It’s a good result because we scored away from home, the tie is still open,” added Allegri, who is looking to guide Juve to their first Champions League since 1996, when they beat Ajax in Rome.

“We were good defensively, the team was nice and compact, there is a good reason to think we can get to the semi-finals.

“We are not worried, we have great respect for Ajax but you have to be ready.

“One each is better than 0-0, in Turin we will have to play to win.” He concluded.

Juventus host Ajax at the Allianz Stadium next week Tuesday.