Ronaldo showed that he is on a different level,his timing and movement is different to everyone else’s,as he put Juventus in front on the stroke of half-time with a diving header to take his record goal tally in the competition to 125.
If Ronaldo’s goal killed the atmosphere then, Brazilian winger David Neres goal doubled it level almost immediately after half-time to put the tie on a knife-edge ahead of next week’s return leg in Turin.
Thanks to Ajax’s best effort of the half which belong to Hakim Ziyech, the Morocco international bending a shot towards the top corner, but Szczesny saw it early and was able to adjust his feet in order to get a hand up to tip over the bar.
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, It’s a good result because we scored away from home, the tie is still open,” added Allegri, who is looking to guide Juve to their first Champions League since 1996, when they beat Ajax in Rome.
He said, “We were good defensively, the team was nice and compact, there is good reason to think we can get to the semi-finals.
The 1-1 is a bad first leg result for Ajax should remember that they lost 2-1 to Real Madrid in the last round before humiliating the triple champions at the Santiago Bernabeu. Juve will still be favourites to reach the semi-finals, the Italians will believe they are too good to be beaten at home, that the hard work has been done in Amsterdam. So did Real Madrid, and they took a win back to Spain with them too.