Juventus' huge Cristiano Ronaldo risk pays off vs. Ajax ... or does it? | Champions League

  • Published on Apr 11, 2019
  • Shaka Hislop, Sebastian Salazar, Alejandro Moreno and Craig Burley of ESPN FC react to the first leg of Ajax vs. Juventus in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals, which ended in a 1-1 draw thanks to a Juve goal from Cristiano Ronaldo and an Ajax goal from David Neres. They discuss the risk Massimiliano Allegri took in playing CR7 on an injury, and heap praise on the Eredivisie side for playing so well despite not getting the win.
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  • imtiaz hussain
    imtiaz hussain Month ago

    Ronaldo is best of all time

  • zizou101
    zizou101 Month ago

    Hope ronaldo enjoys watching the semi finals from his sitting room🤷🏼‍♂️🙊🙊🙊🤣🤣🤣

  • Bro Army Corporal
    Bro Army Corporal Month ago +2

    Anyone here after 1 - 2 Ajax?

  • Anzal Khan
    Anzal Khan Month ago +1

    "Juventus are gonna easily get the job done in Turin"- Being a football pundit is tough.

  • Red Pilled Sheep
    Red Pilled Sheep Month ago +1


  • ummm okurr
    ummm okurr Month ago

    "Without HIM DEY lose"


  • Rahat Masih
    Rahat Masih Month ago +1

    Truth of 2019 ucl is that Messi will win the title.and is gone be a Ronaldo vs Messi.FCB vs Juventus.Fcb will win sure 100percent.

  • wompher laloo
    wompher laloo Month ago

    Go to hell people.....knew that Ronaldo is the king of FOOTBALL

  • Bruno Bao
    Bruno Bao Month ago

    Cristiano would never played if he felt his muscule was in any kind of risk

  • Chris Long
    Chris Long Month ago

    I like Messi but CR7 is my fav player every step was worked on every header was wrk on every shot every move he was not naturally gifted like Messi he wrked hard for it. CR7, HENRY, GERRAD. my fav players all time oh cant forget ZICO

  • BakVis Studio's
    BakVis Studio's Month ago

    Ik ga stuk aahahahah

  • IamkingkuntaVLOGS
    IamkingkuntaVLOGS Month ago

    all 4 of y'all are Ronaldo haters

  • Keitel Jovin
    Keitel Jovin Month ago

    Who else think that after retirement CR7 will create some original sport activities, maybe still football, that people will enjoy watching? Cause I don't see the King retires and do nothing for the next years.

  • zzz pt
    zzz pt Month ago

    The losers hate Ronaldo. It's so obvious, it makes them look stupid.

  • zzz pt
    zzz pt Month ago

    A clear penalty not given to Juve.

  • Symen Jager
    Symen Jager Month ago

    LoL! "It could have been 1-2 and it would have been over!" LoL! That's what Real Madrid thought... LoL!

    It is 1-1. It is still open. Donny van der Beek also had a HUGE chance - just wide - as did Tadic. Zyech had some shooting chances from the box. Ajax wil win.

  • Santiago Cruz Mendoza

    All i have to say if i want to told the only thruth in FUT BOLL CR7 IS THE BEST

  • Dip Barman
    Dip Barman Month ago

    Pundits be always Pundits in conclusive logics 😆😆🤣🤣

  • 825Gabe
    825Gabe Month ago

    mandzukic is past his prime, ronaldo is all juventus have up top.

  • Asher keen
    Asher keen Month ago

    I hate these pundits
    No knowledge about football judging others players
    Fuck off

  • Athul
    Athul Month ago

    It was a day which juventus should have lost but saved by Ronaldo.
    The Man, The Myth, The Legend

  • Grove
    Grove Month ago

    It’s becoming ridiculously obvious these guys hate CR7

  • Jacob Mgh
    Jacob Mgh Month ago

    Don't write off ajax, they are a very good team and can cause problems against other teams, they can beat juventus. I actually think they can make the final in my opinion

  • Sayfo Gold
    Sayfo Gold Month ago

    Im no Ronaldo hater I love him as a football player, but 19yr old mathijs de ligt owned him throughout the whole match.

  • bryant perez
    bryant perez Month ago

    I wish I had their job to do it so much better

  • ThisIsAvi
    ThisIsAvi Month ago

    Ajax play real football!
    No counter or park the bus.. *14 - 34* 4 Ever!

  • Zac Lodro
    Zac Lodro Month ago

    Aren't these guys the same people who called Ronaldo irrelevant after losing 2-0 to Athletico? We all know what happened the next match...😂😂😂

  • SoSaJE
    SoSaJE Month ago

    Messi can never be the GOAT because he has never challenged himself by leaving Barca, Ronaldo has shown to be the difference at every team he has ever been on. Real Madrid is in shambles now and Man U hasn’t done shit since he left. Now a 34 year old Ronaldo is helping Juventus not choke in the UCL this time. Cristiano Ronaldo is the real GOAT get over it Messi fans. Messi is more talented that’s for sure but he is not greater.

  • Axel Mendoza
    Axel Mendoza Month ago

    Messi dick riders 😂😂

  • Abhishek Kumar Singh

    they just cannot praise ronaldo.... messi is their dad....

  • Tall Man
    Tall Man Month ago +2

    Mark my words Ajax will knock them out and the Juve fans will cry like the Real fans 😌

    • Kabo Thabana
      Kabo Thabana Month ago

      😂😂😂😂😂😂 dude u were right

  • Sandeep fan club nepal delhi nepali

    I look sometime at me what i am actually doing in life and see these shits and satisfy to current situation ronaldo complaining all the time what a motherfuckers fuck u and ur mom and sister mother fucker reply if u have to say anything

  • Alexander Falkenstein

    When Ronaldo is on the field, the whole team feels safer and becomes better.
    These guys are just scared their nice 4 English Clubs will all fail to win the UCL.

  • Uttam Mog
    Uttam Mog Month ago

    Really this panel they think they can beat juve
    don't compare rm with juve
    Juve got cr7 ....

  • B Dakhil
    B Dakhil Month ago

    Ajax was dancing around them... and Juventus shouldn't have made it this far to begin with...

  • Draaat Moll
    Draaat Moll Month ago

    I don’t like the word risk in this case but instead a benediction cr7 is.

  • Football& Hoops
    Football& Hoops Month ago

    Ronaldo 42 goals in UCL play offs while your favourite dwarf only 16...talk about that you miserable fucks

  • Suman Kumar
    Suman Kumar Month ago

    You four losers wtf iS going on ... You all seem to be Juve haters especially Ronaldo haters you assholes

  • Snatch520
    Snatch520 Month ago +1

    Juve spend 100 times more then ajax and dares to play with all players in defense mode and counters. Football is about entertaining people, not spend 100s of millions and roll over the floor like babies all the time.

  • Ben Bourke
    Ben Bourke Month ago

    Ronaldo has more CL finals goals than the 2nd and 3rd players combined (24). He's a big game player. This panel are fkn haters.

  • Vinamra Sharma
    Vinamra Sharma Month ago

    Wanna see a cr7 hater , just hear the 1st guy from the right speak shit.

  • Footballophile in aeternum

    *Penaldo fans in the comments section complaining about pundits on TV.*
    *Wonder why you guys aren't on TV since you know so much more than them.*

  • Footballophile in aeternum

    *Penaldo fans in the comments section thinking Mandzukic couldn't have scored that unmarked header.*

    • Footballophile in aeternum
      Footballophile in aeternum Month ago

      +Football& Hoops Penaldo gets fed on a plate as he waits in the box for 90 minutes, what do you expect?

    • Football& Hoops
      Football& Hoops Month ago

      Penaldo 42 goals in elemination games while the dwarf 16!LMAOOOOOOOO

    LVHCPDC Month ago

    CR7 haters, Ronaldo will hat trick you to death

  • Alessandro Torres
    Alessandro Torres Month ago

    Come on Ajax!

  • Naru-Chi-Luff
    Naru-Chi-Luff Month ago +1

    Ronaldo is a mathematician, messi might be better technically but ronaldo's football IQ is second to none. The most intelligent footballer i have ever seen in my life

  • Fabio Mota
    Fabio Mota Month ago

    Wtf, those guys are talking about Ronaldo‘s injury as if they were there and know everything about it and his recovery... seriously, is someone of you in contact with his personal trainer or the medical staff or anything? You guys know nothing, sure a muscular injury is serious but they said they wouldn’t bring him back unless he actually recovered well! We’re talking about Ronaldo, an insanely hard working person with insane mental strengths, not some random guy. His whole energy was put into recovery and getting fit. Your‘re just annoyed that he started and scored an amazing and important goal, ONCE AGAIN!

  • Sachin Rai
    Sachin Rai Month ago

    I have watched many videos of your giving opinion about Cristiano Ronaldo and now I can say that you guys just hate him. Such a losers people.

  • agustin seguy
    agustin seguy Month ago

    This guys talk shit about Ronaldo, and suck Messi's cock, come on respect them both, Ronaldo Made Juve able to have an advantage over AJAX

  • Rodney Akorsah
    Rodney Akorsah Month ago

    “Off ball movement is more important than on ball” everyone knows this

  • kaito chophy
    kaito chophy Month ago

    Joker analyst.. not a fan of cr7 but as a fan of the beautiful game, learn to appreciate a player instead of being critical.

  • john pacino
    john pacino Month ago

    ESPN are definitely, Messi fan boys...They prefer Messi style based on. Genius dribbling, passing, free kicks & prolific goalscoring to Ronaldo's genius of killing a game by finding space...Utilising, unpredictable quick movements into space, outwitting defenders in the process & killing the game ruthlessly, with taken goals with his right foot, left foot, fantastic headers...I would say though, that Ronaldo having won domestic league titles in three different countries, playing three different football systems.The Champions League in two different countries in two different football systems & the Euro's with Portugal, means in effect ; he's done it in an incredible, FOUR different countries, in FOUR different football systems which shows... He's more versatile than Messi, who's more a product of the Barca system. He's not the same player when playing for Argentina, who play a different football system to Barcelona.

    • john pacino
      john pacino Month ago

      Legend of Nibbaheem Nothing wrong in preferring Messi brand of football to Ronaldo's. No need to put one down over the other. They're both super players.

    • Legend of Nibbaheem
      Legend of Nibbaheem Month ago

      As football fan anyone would prefer to watch a beautiful football than a guy who wait in the penalty box the whole time for a perfect cross by his teammates and just jumps higher than defenders. Only Penaldo FC will disagree

  • Ali Mohamad
    Ali Mohamad Month ago

    what people fail to understand is that Juventus is already a strong team defensively. They played 2 Cl finals already in 5 years.. That too without top names like CR7... if there was no cr7 in this match probably the tactics would have been different by Juventus and probably could have scored more. .. The thing is CR7 scored is only because all the balls are directed to him if he is there... That's it.. Plus he is the only player who has taken more shots than any other player in this edition of CL already... Ajax played great.. did miss many chances...
    My prediction...
    Spurs go through
    liverpool go through
    Ajax go through
    barca go through..
    Finals will be between Liverpool and barca..
    final score barca wins 2-1

    • Ali Mohamad
      Ali Mohamad Month ago

      Mark Agaba oh... sorry..my bad... so it will be Barca vs Spurs..

    • Mark Agaba
      Mark Agaba Month ago

      The final can't be Liverpool - Barca; because in the semis, the winner of the Barca-Utd tie will face the winner of the Liverpool - Porto tie.

  • John Lion
    John Lion Month ago

    Craig is Barca fan period

  • stev tall
    stev tall Month ago

    You gotta show some respect for Cr7. He really is a big call to this kind of nights👌🏻

  • Patrick Anusa
    Patrick Anusa Month ago

    I just need juve to win over Ajax

  • bianconero010
    bianconero010 Month ago +1

    Why does this guy insist on pronouncing Juventus incorrectly?

    FZ CHANNEL Month ago

    Ronaldo 👇🏻

  • Shh Shh
    Shh Shh Month ago +2

    Ronaldo wasn't really injured in the international duty, just like messi. Juve rested Ronaldo so he could be at his best foe UCL which is Juve's priority. People.. don't be so naive.

    • Shh Shh
      Shh Shh Month ago

      +Football& HoopsThat's where he lives tho. I think you are more hateful than I am here you fucking dumbass.

    • Football& Hoops
      Football& Hoops Month ago

      messi fuckin left after the first match you moron straight to his beloved Barcelona while Ronaldo was subbed off in the 20th minute in his 2nd match you fuckin moron,I can't believe your so hateful it's disgusting.Cristiano ROnaldo is the most proffesional soccer player ever to exist.SMH

  • T Tosh
    T Tosh Month ago +1

    Juventus fan but I must say Ajax played real good. Offence was top notch just that Juventus Defensive even their forwards literally came down field to defend.

    • T Tosh
      T Tosh Month ago

      Legend of Nibbaheem I predict that Man City meets Barca in the finals. That will be great football.

    • Legend of Nibbaheem
      Legend of Nibbaheem Month ago

      Barca fan here but i hope if they win the tournament maybe i sound plastic but fuck it i prefer the good football the most

  • Francesco 2314
    Francesco 2314 Month ago

    Even without Chiellini i've never been scared during the game. Yes they had they're chances, but they played at home.They were too open behind. If Juve goes throught the first pressure can easily make some goals. Now we will play in our home and will be totally different 👍🏻

  • Ballin Too
    Ballin Too Month ago

    Wowww this is embarrasing. The ronaldo hate is atrocious. "Anybody can score u put somebody in his position" embarrassing hate smh

  • tigressnsnow
    tigressnsnow Month ago

    There was a moment when the teams had spread out over the field that the camera focused on CR.
    You could feel his energy. He stood tall like a god.
    I felt Juve had the game won before it had even started. He looked so STRONG. He exuded strength and invulnerability.
    When he injured his ham string, he said he knows his body and it would be fine in TWO WEEKS. It's amazing what REST and ice can do for a quick recovery with a little tickle of the right anti-inflammatory.
    I've never seen Allegri so happy, laughing in the tunnel before the teams went out. Why?

  • Ravindra Singh Mehra

    Espn is full of crap... I mean the people...

  • Ravindra Singh Mehra

    These analyst are Stupid idiots...

  • Crazy Mee
    Crazy Mee Month ago

    Who the fcuk are they lol?

  • Rupendra Keisham
    Rupendra Keisham Month ago

    Bottomline: "A bunch of Pessi ass lickers/Cristiano haters gibberishing over a table" . GROW UP. 💩💩

  • Yogesh Rana
    Yogesh Rana Month ago

    Mark my word Ajax gonna surprise in Turin 😍💪

  • S
    S Month ago +1

    It must be so embarrasing to be a messi fan at this point. these pundits can hardly say Ronaldos name hahahaha

  • MrSquaky
    MrSquaky Month ago +2

    These guys are about as insightful as blokes at the bar 😂
    yet I still watch em

  • Fernando C
    Fernando C Month ago +1

    Ajax will win and go on to the Semi's

  • Jeff Gilles
    Jeff Gilles Month ago

    These guys need to shut it.

  • Fancyslimshady
    Fancyslimshady Month ago

    Am I the only one who thinks Ajax didnt dominate Juve ? They got lucky Juve didnt get that penalty , and even tho they didnt, they're still going to Italy a goal down on away.

  • Sammy Terhaar
    Sammy Terhaar Month ago

    As an Ajax fan, I know we are losing everyone, I’m not worried about that... I am more worried about juve 100%. I want to get as far as possible and believe we have the chance.

  • Man Utd
    Man Utd Month ago

    These guys are so deluded 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • César Reis
    César Reis Month ago

    "some teammate could pop up in that position and score" that sir really saw the hole play ? really???

  • DonMan
    DonMan Month ago

    Yea yea yea, "Juventus is a different beast, they'd smash Ajax", where are the comments now? Ajax is right on par with Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo was counter-attacked like bees chasing honey. The second leg would still be a DRAW!

  • tcorbett72
    tcorbett72 Month ago

    A risk? That "injury" was fake af.

  • Rosarium1
    Rosarium1 Month ago

    If ajax can score the first goal within the first 20 minutes then juventus have attack leaving spaces and if ajax scores 1 more juve have to score 3 then juventus is gonna deffend that lead for sure maybe they wil try to attack at first but then ajax will outplay them and then juve will park the bus defending the away goal

    PRONEET DE Month ago

    These fucks sitting here and talking about this shit. Not one word about the beauty and desire to score that header and the build up play. Not a single word on that. Sitting here trying to fucking vindicate their bullshit opinions on why he should not have played when the reality is that he was fit and he came off unscathed and he’s good to go again. Fuck ESPN FC and these pieces of shot burley and this fuckturd Latino Moreno with his weirdass accent

  • MarcOh
    MarcOh Month ago

    “Poor work from Ajax” um if you watch the game you see Ajax playing exciting football

  • Ibrahim Hanif
    Ibrahim Hanif Month ago

    It’s amazing how some of these guys stammer when they ve to compliment Ronaldo...guy is jxt so good u can’t wrong him

  • Auggie Ghau ghau
    Auggie Ghau ghau Month ago


  • The Spark
    The Spark Month ago +1

    The result is all that matters, remember Chelsea under Mourinho? They often played woeful in the premier league getting outright outplayed by minor teams only to get that 1-0 win and the press conferences were always the same. I don´t care much about Juventus nor Ajax for that matter but we have seen this again and again, nice football is only good if effective. I also have seen a side like Sporting CP from Portugal playing beautiful football throughout 90 minutes to lose again and again.

    If Juventus tries that shit against City they will get battered, that´s certain, Ronaldo could score a hattrick and it still won´t save them, City just have far better strikers than Ajax and are far more clinical upfront.

  • My Name Is I Dont Know

    Ajax Are Very Lucky To Thank The Football Gods For The Ball Douglas Shot Hit The Post

    • Julio Inacio
      Julio Inacio Month ago

      My Name Is I Dont Know juve was lucky to. Van de Beek shouldn’t miss that chance!

  • Clint Hodges
    Clint Hodges Month ago

    Why didnt moise keen play

  • Mr Sensei
    Mr Sensei Month ago

    Im going to say it, Ronaldo was incredibly bad this match. He only had one moment. If he doesnt step up his game and Ajax gets efficient they will lose big time.

    • Mr Sensei
      Mr Sensei Month ago

      Im saying that Ronaldo played bad.

    • Heisenberg-SchrodingerEmc2
      Heisenberg-SchrodingerEmc2 Month ago

      Without Ronaldo they lose this game. Manzukic was trash. What are u saying?

  • Hakim Chaara
    Hakim Chaara Month ago

    We will stand our ground in Turin, and they will know who we are, and at the end they will shout our name, we are Ajax!

  • Ronny Ron
    Ronny Ron Month ago +1

    Is there anyone here who truly does not know in their heart of hearts Juve will go through?
    For this not to happen, basically Ronaldo has to be sent off - God forbid... and early on.
    This will be so one-sided in Turin you will wonder what happened to Ajax. Ronaldo is made for these nights. He is superior in thinking.

    • AFCA 1900
      AFCA 1900 Month ago

      Ajax will destroy you italian twats

  • Jon Con
    Jon Con Month ago

    These pundits are such cr7 haters it’s disgusting the funny thing is Ronaldo loves haters and naysayers it motivates him and when it’s all said and done most of the time the haters just end up with their foot in their mouth and Ronaldo with smile in his faces and a trophy in his collection so plz plz keep hating you Messi dick suckers your just giving him more motivation and don’t get me wrong I don’t dislike Messi bc I’m a Ronaldo that’s just ridiculous and the way children think Messi is an amazing football player he better at some aspects in soccer and Ronaldo is better in other aspects in soccer but what I hate is how bias these sport shows are it’s disgusting and it’s been this way ever since Ronaldo played his first match in man united Messi could do no wrong to them but if Ronaldo so much as sneezes the wrong way they be sure to let you know their a bunch of fucken clowns and a disgrace to this amazing sport

  • oscaramartinez3
    oscaramartinez3 Month ago +1

    If Douglas Costa hadn’t failed that goal at the end of the game! 🤨

  • Christopher Yllescas

    There was no risk. He's not hurt, simply didn't want to lose with Portugal. CR didn't do anything all game, as usual. Ajax got lax on defense and he had a wide open header which could have been scored by any high school player. Either way, he scored and Ajax missed way too many opps!!!!!

    • Christopher Yllescas
      Christopher Yllescas Month ago

      +Heisenberg-SchrodingerEmc2 funny how you project your own fantasies about you and CR onto other people. You might want to think about what your childish comments say any you before posting.

    • Heisenberg-SchrodingerEmc2
      Heisenberg-SchrodingerEmc2 Month ago

      😂😂😂 Messi vock rider spotted.

  • Diego Benítez
    Diego Benítez Month ago +1

    Alejandro Moreno worst ever journalist

  • Djrajo
    Djrajo Month ago +4

    All you haters keep on saying it was a 5 yard header and Messi would’ve missed:)!

  • Mario
    Mario Month ago +3

    If CR7 won this UCL then he’s the best player of all times

  • Mario
    Mario Month ago +1

    If CR7 won this UCL then he’s the best player of all times

    • Heisenberg-SchrodingerEmc2
      Heisenberg-SchrodingerEmc2 Month ago

      +Magical Mkhi Excellent question (p.s. Go Gunners!!! I'm a diehard arsenal fan, even bought the History of Arsenal book during their undefeated season!).
      If he wins the he'll have 4 UCLS and 6 Bdors BUT still zero international trophies. So no, Messi would have still have some work to do. Of course, some already consider him the goat, but I don't think it will ever be even CLOSE to unanimous until he wins an international trophy or dominates the K.O. stages of the UCL consistently, something Ronaldo has become legendary for and something Messi has STRUGGLED with since 2012. He had ONE QF goal in 7 years. ONE.
      If this were Ronaldo in a drought in UCL they would be saying he's not a big game player.
      If he gets #6 CR7 the goat because he also has a Euro title (and accounted for 75% of his teams goals that tournament).

    • Magical Mkhi
      Magical Mkhi Month ago

      +Heisenberg-SchrodingerEmc2 but what will fhat mean in terms of who will be the greatest of all time in your opinion because if messi wins the UCL he'll probably win the ballon d'or and sk he will have more than ronaldo

    • Heisenberg-SchrodingerEmc2
      Heisenberg-SchrodingerEmc2 Month ago

      +Magical Mkhi That'll mean Messi has 4UCLs as a starter (he didn't play in his first UCL title but because he was on the team he still gets credited). For all intents and purposes, Messi has 3 UCL titles to Ronaldo 5.

    • Magical Mkhi
      Magical Mkhi Month ago

      What if he doesn't and messi wins the UCL?

  • Manuela Gabathuler
    Manuela Gabathuler Month ago +2

    Cristiano Ronaldo Mr. Champions.

  • Mario
    Mario Month ago +1

    That dude hating on CR7 so bad he keep proving them wrong all the time 😂😂😂😂😂 they did it against Atletico Madrid CR7 said he would be fit for the game he knows his body better then anyone so if he start it’s cause he knew he would be fine

  • Football Weekly
    Football Weekly Month ago

    Ajax dark horse of the competition 👀

  • Dani Londen
    Dani Londen Month ago

    They forget Atletico came to Turin for a calculated loss or draw. Ajax won't. And that's the thing. If we play that stadium silent, we will win.