Juventus’s Champions League quarterfinal defeat by a young Ajax Amsterdam side last month was more than just a shock result – it was a footballing lesson for the team which has dominated Serie A this season.
Cristiano Ronaldo headed in a late equalizer to spoil Torino's dream of a first win at city rival Juventus in nearly a quarter of a century on Friday and frustrate its bid to move into the Champions League places.
Massimiliano Allegri insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo was the future of Juventus and the Portuguese superstar said he was "1,000 percent committed to staying" but despite sealing an eighth consecutive Serie A title the Turin giant needs to find more if it wants to conquer Europe next season.
Juventus has been sent back to the drawing board after its Champions League ambitions were shattered by an Ajax Amsterdam side whose transfer spending this season has been roughly one fifth of its own.
Cristiano Ronaldo will spearhead Juventus' old guard as they look to finish the job on Tuesday against Ajax's impressive young guns in a quarterfinal clash between two sides desperate to end years of Champions League heartbreak.