10 Apr 2019
Ajax vs Juventus: Preview, Dream XI and more
Both teams progressed into the last eight with superb victories in the round of 16 against Real and Atletico Madrid respectively.
Hosts Ajax will be aiming to get hold of their famed opponents.
Here is the match preview, team news and Fantasy XI.
Ajax vs Juventus: Team news
The big news for Juve is that talisman Cristiano Ronaldo is available for the encounter.
Ronaldo was nursing a thigh strain and hasn't featured for the club since he scored a hat-trick against Atletico Madrid on March 12.
Giorgio Chiellini misses out with a calf strain. Emre Can also is out with an ankle issue.
Ajax have no injury issues at the moment.
View point: What the managers had to say
"It will be another big obstacle to overcome after Real, but we will play as usual and we will have to be good at reading the game," said Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.
"Ronaldo? He trained well with the team, he is available and tomorrow he will be the holder, unless something happens," said Juve manager Allegri.
Stat attack: All the important numbers you need to know
Serie A champions Juventus are unbeaten in each of their past nine European matches against Ajax (W5 D4).
The Dutch side is set to host Juve in a Champions League encounter for the first time since September 2004.
Ajax are in the quarters for the first time since 2002-03.
Juventus have reached the quarters for the third successive season.
Dream11: We go in with a 4-4-2 formation
Juventus goalie Wojciech Szczesny leads the line on goal.
There is a four-man defense with Leonardo Bonucci and Daniele Rugani forming the central partnership.
Matthijs de Ligt and Noussair Mazraoui fit in as the full-backs.
The four-man mid-field sees Miralem Pjanic, Paulo Dybala, Lasse Schone and David Neres providing cushion.
Cristiano Ronaldo (captain) and Dusan Tadic (vice-captain) are the two forwards.
Timing, TV listing and venue
The match is set to be held at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam. It is going to start at 12:30 AM IST. The match can be telecast live on the Sony Ten Network. One can stream the match live on the Sony LIV app.
- Champions League
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- UEFA Champions League
- UEFA Champions League 2018-19
- Atletico Madrid
- Daniele Rugani
- David Neres
- Dream XI
- Dusan Tadic
- Emre Can
- Erik ten Hag
- Fantasy XI
- Giorgio Chiellini
- Hosts Ajax
- Johan Cruyff Arena
- Lasse Schone
- Leonardo Bonucci
- Matthijs de Ligt
- Miralem Pjanic
- Noussair Mazraoui
- Paulo Dybala
- Serie A
- Sony LIV
- Sony Ten Network
- Wojciech Szczesny