Champions League Ajax 1 Juventus 1: Yobo Hails Goalscorers Ronaldo, David Neres
Published: April 10, 2019
Champions League Ajax 1 Juventus 1: Yobo Hails Goalscorers Ronaldo, David Neres
Ajax Amsterdam came back from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw with Juventus in the quarterfinal of the Champions League on Wednesday night.

A Cristiano Ronaldo header in the 45th minute gave the Italians the lead, only for the goal to be cancelled out by David Neres 30 seconds after the restart.

Speaking as a pundit on SuperSport, former Everton defender Joseph Yobo lavished praise on the two goalscorers, admitting that Ronaldo is getting fitter despite his age and Neres is enjoying a good run of goalscoring form.

''I played against him when I was in the Premier League and he's got a very good leap, his timing is unbelievable,'' Yobo said.

''At his age, he's getting fitter. For him to run 30-40 yards with that high speed and getting the contact, a powerful header, give everything to him. He is a great athlete. ''

On Neres, Yobo said : ''You can see a long ball from the left back. The Juventus defender could have sent it back, safety first, but he tried to control the ball.

''Credit to this young lad David Neres, individual play, that's a brilliant goal. He is one to look out for, he has scored 6 in his last seven appearances.

''He scored tonight, scored against Real Madrid at the Bernabéu, this is his second goal in the Champions League and I think that is incredible. ''

While Juventus have been crowned champions of Europe on two occasions, Ajax have won the Champions League four times, with their last triumph coming in 1995.

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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