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Ronaldo fit for Juventus clash with Ajax – Allegri

Wednesday, 2019-04-10 07:35:29
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Champions League - Juventus Stadium Walk Round - Johan Cruijff Arena, Amsterdam, Netherlands - April 9, 2019 Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo during the walk round. (Reuters)
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Cristiano Ronaldo has been passed fit to play for Juventus in their Champions League quarter-final first leg at Ajax Amsterdam on Wednesday, coach Massimiliano Allegri has told Sky Italia.

* Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino said talisman Harry Kane could be out of the rest of the season after he limped off injured in the second half of his team's 1-0 Champions League victory against Manchester City on Tuesday (Apr 9).

* The 2020 Copa America will mark a tournament revamp, with six teams beginning the campaign in a north zone in Colombia and six playing in a south zone in co-hosts Argentina, the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said on Wednesday.

* A comedy of goalkeeping errors, including two howlers from Wolfsburg keeper Almuth Schult, saw Germany labour to a 2-2 draw with Japan on Tuesday (Apr 9) in their women's international friendly before the World Cup.

* Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United's remarkable recovery to eliminate Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League last 16 has instilled a belief they can also end Barcelona's European dreams. The Spanish champions travel to Old Trafford on Wednesday (Apr 10) for the first leg of their quarter-final tie

* The Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) said on Tuesday it will organise a revamped Super Cup to take place outside of Spain from next January and revealed sweeping changes to the Copa del Rey which is set to reduce fixture congestion.

* Fiorentina coach Stefano Pioli resigned on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after the Serie A club had said his job was safe, and said that his professional and human qualities had been called into question.

Reuters, CNA