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Juventus confirm Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a minor thigh injury during Portugal’s draw with Serbia

Juventus confirm Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a minor thigh injury during Portugal’s draw with Serbia… but reveal he should be back to face Ajax in Champions League quarter-finals

  • Juventus confirm Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a minor thigh injury on Monday
  • The Portugal skipper pulled up during the first half against Serbia in Lisbon
  • Juve believe Ronaldo will be back in time to face Ajax in the Champions League
  • Ajax host Juventus in two weeks’ time on April 10 with return leg six days later 

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a minor thigh injury while on international duty but should not be at risk of missing next month’s Champions League quarter-final meeting with Ajax.

The 34-year-old was withdrawn hurt after 30 minutes of Portugal’s Euro 2020 qualifying match against Serbia on Monday, which ended as a 1-1 draw.

A statement from Juve on Tuesday said: ‘Cristiano Ronaldo underwent tests in Portugal that revealed a minor injury to his right thigh flexors.

Juventus have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo suffered a minor thigh injury on Monday

The Portugal skipper was replaced after picking up the injury during the 1-1 draw with Serbia

The Portugal skipper was replaced after picking up the injury during the 1-1 draw with Serbia

‘He will be monitored and subjected to further tests to establish when he can return to competitive action.’

The Portugal captain pulled up while chasing a pass and clutched his right leg in pain during the first half on Monday.

He immediately signalled to the substitutes bench and was replaced by Pizzi.

He was treated by medical staff but the injury immediately ended his participation in the game

He was treated by medical staff but the injury immediately ended his participation in the game

Juventus revealed that he should be back in time to face Ajax in the Champions League

Juventus revealed that he should be back in time to face Ajax in the Champions League 

The former Real Madrid striker looked to be in some discomfort after chasing a loose ball, noticeably wincing after suffering the thigh injury. 

The Bianconeri face Empoli when the Serie A season resumes on Saturday, with games against Cagliari and AC Milan taking place in early April before a trip to Amsterdam to face Ajax beckons on April 10.

Ajax host Juventus in two weeks’ time on April 10, with the reverse leg in Turin just six days later. 

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