‘You have to be very careful’: Cristiano Ronaldo set to miss Juventus’ Champions League quarter-final clash against Ajax as a precaution after muscle injury while with Portugal
- Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo suffered thigh injury while playing for Portugal
- President Andrea Agnelli hinted Ronaldo may not play in Champions League
- The Italian giants take on Ajax in the quarter-final first leg on April 10
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has suggested the club may not risk Cristiano Ronaldo for the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals against Ajax.
Ronaldo injured a muscle in his right thigh and limped off 30 minutes into Portugal’s 1-1 draw against Serbia on Monday in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship.
‘When you have muscle injuries you have to be very careful,’ Agnelli said. ‘For one match you risk compromising the next two months.’
Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a thigh injury for Portgual in their Euro 2020 qualifier on Monday
Juventus has said the injury is ‘apparently minor,’ while Ronaldo told Portuguese media after the match he ‘should be back in one or two weeks.’
Juventus travels to Ajax for the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals on April 10, then hosts the Dutch team the following week.
‘It’s more important to safeguard two and a half months than one match only,’ Agnelli said.
Ronaldo scored a hat trick against Atletico Madrid in the return leg of the last 16 as Juventus overturned a first-leg deficit.
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli admitted Cristiano Ronaldo may not be risked against Ajax