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Juventus vs AFC Ajax: Match Preview

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Ajax will be travelling to Juventus with their UEFA Champions League match hanging in balance with the scoreline tied at 1-1.

Their first leg was probably the most entertaining match among all the first legs in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League. The Old lady had Ronaldo to thank to who scored gave them the leade before Ajax retaliated back with a goal of their own.

Form

Juventus – WWWDL

Juventus lost their last game and also lost the chance to win the Seria A in the record time. They rested most of their first-choice players against SPAL over the weekend. They all will be fresh for the match against Ajax’s energetic youngsters who ran the show against them in Amsterdam.

Ajax – WWWDW

Ajax boys have been in great form in recent form. After drawing their game against Juventus, they won their weekend fixture by 6-2. Ajax was at full force against the Seria A leaders and should have scored more than a goal in the first leg. They look solid at back and great going forward.

Injury/Suspensions

Juventus

Juan Cuadrado, Giorgio Chiellini and Mario Mandzukic will all be missing for the Italian giants. Daniel Rugani and Emre Can have minor problems but both are expected to be fit for the game.

Ajax

Carel Eiting will be out due to injury. Nicolas Tagliafico will miss the game due to suspension. Whereas Frenkie De Jong is doubtful for the game after pulling his hamstring over the weekend.

Probable Line-ups

Juventus

Formation: 4-3-3

Szczesny; Cancelo, Bonucci, Rugani, Sandro; Pjanic, Bentancur, Matuidi; Bernardeschi, Ronaldo, Dybala.

Ajax

Formation: 4-2-3-1

Onana; Mazraoui, De Ligt, Blind, Sinkgraven; Beek, Schone; Ziyech, Tadic, Neres; Dolberg.

Stadium

Allianz Stadium

Possible Line-ups

Juventus players will be fresh for the home game against Ajax. But the young team of Ajax will be prepared to give their giant opponents a tough outing.

Ajax will be looking to do the same at Juventus as they did in Madrid. A win or a draw with goals will ensure Ajax’s progress to the next round.

Though we expect a win from Juventus and it’s totally because they have a legend named Ronaldo among them. A Ronaldo-less Juventus and we believe it will be Ajax’s game. But for now, it’s Juventus who are favourite to advance.

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