SHOWS: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (APRIL 9, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.
(SOUNDBITE) (Italian), JUVENTUS COACH, MASSIMILIANO ALLEGRI, SAYING ABOUT WHETHER RONALDO WILL PLAY: "Cristiano Ronaldo has trained with the team and tomorrow, well I don't know what happens tonight, but tomorrow he will be there." 2.
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(SOUNDBITE) (Italian), JUVENTUS COACH, MASSIMILIANO ALLEGRI, SAYING (ACCORDING TO OFFICIAL TRANSLATION): "Ajax is a strong team.
They eliminated Madrid.They won against Bayern Munich.
They are really technical.
We will play against Ajax twice in the quarter-final, and so tomorrow will be two big matches.
Both sides will show a lot of technique tomorrow and [it will be] also a big, open match.
Maybe it does not end 0-0." STORY: Cristiano Ronaldo has been passed fit to play for Juventus in their Champions League quarter-final first leg at Ajax Amsterdam on Wednesday (April 10), coach Massimiliano Allegri has said.
Ronaldo was rested by the Turin club after his sensational hat-trick against Atletico Madrid in the last round of the Champions League on March 12, but picked up a thigh strain while on international duty with Portugal last month.
Although Juve will be without defender Giorgio Chiellini and midfielder Emre Can, the return of Ronaldo will be a massive boost as they seek to end their 23-year wait to lift the Champions League trophy.
The 34-year-old is the all-time top scorer in Europe's elite club competition and almost single-handedly dragged Juve into the last eight with his treble against Atletico in the last 16 after the Italians trailed 2-0 from the first leg.
After having been given a scare by Atletico in the last round, Allegri said his side will be more offensive in Amsterdam to ensure they get an away goal.
Ajax thrashed Real 4-1 away to reach the quaerter-finals 5-3 on aggregate having finished second in Group E behind Bayern who they held 1-1 in Munich before a 3-3 draw in Amsterdam.
Ajax manager Erik Ten Hag wants his side to use those positive experiences and prove once again they can play at 'an unbelievably high level'.