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Panic for Juventus as Cristiano Ronaldo is “losing” the battle to be fit for Ajax clash

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Juventus have been handed a major blow in their quest for CL glory as star forward, Cristiano Ronaldo is facing a “difficult” task to prove his fitness ahead of Juventus  Champions League clash with Ajax, conceded manager Massimiliano Allegri.

Panic for Juventus as Cristiano Ronaldo is "losing" the battle to be fit for Ajax clash

The Five time ballon D’or winner is still struggling with the thigh injury picked up while on international duty with Portugal.

But Bianconeri boss Allegri gave an update
on the fitness of his squad in the build-up to his side’s quater final game.

“Cristiano is working to get back, we hope to have him ready for Ajax, but it will be difficult,” Allegri said.

Panic for Juventus as Cristiano Ronaldo is "losing" the battle to be fit for Ajax clash

“Today’s exam is much better, the leg is much better, then there is a clinical examination and the player’s symptoms.

“There are still nine days to go, so we still have time to evaluate things together. He is doing things he can do right now, it is normal that you have to be careful in
everything and evaluate pros and cons.

“Douglas Costa is in good condition and should be available for that game,” he added. “Sami Khedira trained yesterday and could be back for AC Milan [on April 6].

“[Juan] Cuadrado is working well and it’s only a matter of time until he’s back with the group. I’ll see how Paulo Dybala is today, whilst Mario Mandzukic had a bit of a
fever so will need to be evaluated.”

Allegri would be hopeful of CR7 return considering the statement of intent Ajax made at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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