Injured Cristiano Ronaldo may miss Juventus vs Ajax clash
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Injured Cristiano Ronaldo may miss Juventus vs Ajax clash

Injured Cristiano Ronaldo may miss Juventus vs Ajax clash

Cristiano Ronaldo has dealt Juventus a huge blow after the Portugal captain limped out of a clash with Serbia.

The forward came off after 31 minutes of the match, with Portugal trailing 1-0 after Dusan Tadic scored from the penalty spot.

The injury, which appeared to be in the hamstring region, could rule the former Manchester United star out of a crucial Champions League clash against Ajax.

Cristiano Ronaldo limps off in Portugal’s Euro 2020 qualifier with Serbia

Ronaldo went off in the first half of the Euro 2020 qualifier with an apparent hamstring injury. The match ended 1-1.

“I’ll know more in 24 or 48 hours,” he told reporters.

“It happens, it’s football. If you go out in the rain you get wet … I’m calm, I’ll be back in one or two weeks.”

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The Serie A side are eyeing Champions League glory after Ronaldo’s hat-trick put them through to the Champions League quarter-finals, overturning a 2-0 deficit against Atletico Madrid in the first leg.

Juventus will travel to Amsterdam to take on Ajax on April 10 in the first leg before returning to Turin for the second leg six days later.

Both Ronaldo and coach Fernando Santos said the referee had apologised to them for not awarding a penalty to Portugal for handball in the second half.

The referee initially gave the spot kick but then changed his mind. VAR is not used in the Euro 2020 qualifiers.

“It was very clear, the referee should have given it,” said Ronaldo. “The linesman was 40 metres away so it seems a bit strange.”

Santos said: “We saw the incident in the dressing room afterwards and neither we nor he had any doubt — it was a penalty… He apologised.”

 

 

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