Cristiano Ronaldo could miss the 1st leg of Juventus’ Champions League quarter-final meeting with Ajax by means of injury, coach Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed.
Though on international duty with Portugal, he sustained a slight muscle injury which could retain him out of the 1st leg of the quarter-final clash in Amsterdam.
He will miss the weekend clash with Empoli as effectively as additional Serie A games against Cagliari and Milan and undergo additional tests on Monday as the Bianconeri commence to sweat on his fitness.
“On Monday, he’ll have some tests and we’ll see what takes place from there but it is clear that he’s at danger for the 1st game against Ajax,” Allegri told reporters.
“Cristiano knows complete effectively that if he is not match adequate then he will be out of the game. I will not danger the entire season run-in for a single game.”
The Old Lady travel to Amsterdam for the 1st leg on April 10 just before welcoming Actual Madrid’s conquerors to Turin a week later.
With Ronaldo out of action, Allegri urged Paulo Dybala to step up and make the most of the chance that will present itself for him, although he did want to preach calm when acquiring hyped up about teenage striker Moise Kean off the back of netting two ambitions for Italy final week.
I’ve spoken to Paulo and he knows that April is an essential month for us and that Juventus want the true Dybala,” he added. “This year, he has often been essential for us and has played and sacrificed himself but I’m certain he will be excellent for the finish of the year.
“With Kean, we have to be calm and take factors step by step. He scored a objective against Liechtenstein and with all due respect, is now becoming spoken of as if he have been [Lionel] Messi or Ronaldo.
“He’ll have to recover immediately after so a great deal praise and youngsters need to be balanced. There is a lengthy road ahead to be a champion and I have to defend him and make it a regular path.”