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AFC Ajax vs Juventus: Match Preview

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Young Ajax team will take on Juventus’s superstar-studded team in the quarter-finals of UEFA Champions League.

Ajax became the first team in three seasons to knock out Real Madrid from Champions League. Their 4-1 victory at Bernabeau must have lifted this team’s hopes and confidence in their ability.

Juventus, on the other hand, advanced to the quarter-finals after getting a tough draw themselves. They had to overturn the first leg 2-0 away score at home to advance at the expense of Atletico Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo was the star of Juventus’s comeback.

Form

Ajax – WLWWW

Since their victory against Real Madrid, Ajax has lost only one of their six games. In those six games, Dutch giants managed to score 18 goals. They are on the top of the Eredivisie only on goal difference. But coming into this fixture they surely look like a team in form.

Juventus – WLWWW

Since the last day of January, Juventus has lost three games in all competitions. They have been inconsistent since the start of the year with their on-field performances. They need a Cristiano Ronaldo special in their last game in Champions League to qualify for this stage. Ronaldo’s hat-trick helped them get past Atletico and the good news is he is fit to play Ajax.

Injury/Suspensions

Ajax

Dutch giants will be without Carel Eiting who is out injured. Noussair Mazraoui is suspended for Ajax.

Juventus

Cuadrado, Emre Can, Giorgio Chiellini are all out injured for Max Allegri and won’t play any part in the first leg. Cristiano Ronaldo, Barzagli and Douglas Costa are back fit and will be available for selection.

Probable Line-ups

Ajax

Formation: 4-3-3

Onana; Kristensen, De Ligt, Blind, Tagliafico; Beek, De Jong, Schone; Ziyech, Tadic, Neres.

Juventus

Formation: 4-3-3

Szczesny; Cancelo, Bonucci, Barzagli, Sandro; Pjanic, Bentancur, Matuidi; Bernardeschi, Mandzukic, Ronaldo.

Stadium

Amsterdam Arena

Possible Outcome

Juventus are favourite going into this fixture. Ronaldo’s availability will only strengthen their chances. Ajax young team will be full of confidence after knocking out defending champions Real Madrid out of Champions League.

Expect a game full of energy from the Dutch giants, but Juventus will be dominant and look to attack Ajax from wings. Juventus are favourites to win.

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