Champions League

Ronaldo 'risks missing' Champions League quarter-final first leg

accreditation
Cristiano Ronaldo (AP)
Cristiano Ronaldo (AP)

Rome - Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri confirmed on Friday Cristiano Ronaldo is an injury doubt for the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Ajax on April 10.

Ronaldo, a five-time European Cup winner, left the field with a thigh problem captaining Portugal in Monday's draw against Serbia.

"He's already started to move but he won't return to training until he feels fit. There is a risk he'll miss the first leg against Ajax," Allegri said.

"We have to be careful because we're in a tricky period of the season. It's better he misses one match and comes back when he's 100 per cent so there's no risk of a repeat injury. It's better to miss one match than two months," Allegri added.

Serie A champions Juventus travel to Amsterdam before hosting the Dutch outfit on April 16 with the Italians looking for a first European title since 1996.

Juve have virtually wrapped up the Scudetto crown for an eighth straight season as they hold a 15-point lead over second place Napoli with 10 games of the season to go and face lowly Empoli on Saturday.

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Fixtures
Tue 07 Dec 21 19:45 PM (SAST)
Paris Saint-Germain
Club Brugge
Parc des Princes, Paris
Tue 07 Dec 21 19:45 PM (SAST)
RB Leipzig
Manchester City
Red Bull Arena, Leipzig
Tue 07 Dec 21 22:00 PM (SAST)
AFC Ajax
Sporting CP
Amsterdam ArenA, Amsterdam
Results
Wed 24 Nov 21
Sheriff Tiraspol 0
Real Madrid 3
Wed 24 Nov 21
Sporting CP 3
Dortmund 1
Wed 24 Nov 21
Liverpool 2
FC Porto 0
Logs
Team
P
W
PTS
1. Manchester City Group A
5
4
12
2. Paris Saint-Germain Group A
5
2
8
3. RB Leipzig Group A
5
1
4
4. Club Brugge Group A
5
1
4