Ajax-Juventus Betting Odds: Value on the Over/Under in Champions League Quarterfinals?

Ajax-Juventus Betting Odds: Value on the Over/Under in Champions League Quarterfinals?

It was Ronaldo's 125th career goal in the Champions League.

Joao Cancelo's driving run down the right flank saw him loft a perfectly measured center to his compatriot Ronaldo who emphasized his status as one of the game's best finishers, ruthlessly powering the ball past the clutches of Andre Onana.

And there it is!

The Ajax fans greeted their team's return for the second half with a rendition of Bob Marley's Three Little Birds, and they were still belting out the words to their adopted hymn when they equalised within a minute of the restart. What a strike from Neres!

Cristiano Ronaldo starts, most likely with Mario Mandzukic rather than on-form teenager Moise Kean, who can come off the bench and shake things up later.

The Juventus star is the master of netting in the European competition and was at it again last night, scoring a diving header to give his side the lead.

Indeed, at the end of the 2011-12 season Messi had scored 13 more goals in the competition.

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The 34-year-old has scored 41 goals in the quarter-finals onward, leaving Lionel Messi's distant total of 16 goals far away though still in second place.

"Ronaldo proved once again he is a player of a different level", Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said after the match.

The five-time Ballon d'Or victor had been an injury doubt after picking up a thigh issue playing for Portugal two weeks ago.

Juventus have a 20-point advantage on second-placed Napoli and a draw would seal their 35th "Scudetto" with six games to spare - the earliest any team has ever sealed Serie A - thanks to their superior head-to-head record over Carlo Ancelotti's side.

Allegri concedes that his side were on the back foot for much of the contest and says he would have liked his players to have eased the pressure by hitting the hosts on the break.

Ajax were without the suspended Noussair Mazraoui, and made Joel Veltman the only change from their 4-1 win in Madrid last month. Bernardo Silva was ruled out ahead of the match, but Pep Guardiola's comments after the game suggest the Portugal man was not seriously injured.