Confirmed XI's: Ajax vs Juventus

Ajax shocked Europe when they eliminated champions Real Madrid in the previous round - while Ronaldo netted a hattrick in a historic turnaround against Atletico Madrid.

In a match-up with contrasting squads of youth vs experience, it's poised for a sensational two-legged European fixture against two former champions of the prestigious competition.

Juve boss Massimo Allegri confirmed the availability of five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo in the pre-match press conference after doubts were raised over his participation.

"Cristiano has trained with the team and is available," Allegri said, as per BBC Football.

Defender Daniele Rugani added: "Cristiano looks the same as ever. He's in good shape, a very important player for us, as everyone knows."

Confirmed starting XIs:

AFC Ajax: Onana, Veltman, De Ligt, Van de Beek, Neres, Tadic, Blind, Schone, De Jong, Ziyech, Tagliafico.

Juventus: Szczesny; Cancelo, Bonucci, Rugani, Alex Sandro; Bentancur, Pjanic, Matuidi; Bernardeschi, Mandzukic, Ronaldo.

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