Cristiano Ronaldo, Mario Mandzukic, Federico Bernardeschi and Rodrigo Bentancur start for Juventus against Frenkie de Jong’s Ajax in the Champions League quarter-final.

The first leg kicks off in Amsterdam at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

Follow all the build-up and action as it happens and give your views on the LIVEBLOG.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Mario Mandzukic, Federico Bernardeschi and Rodrigo Bentancur start for Juventus against Frenkie de Jong’s Ajax in the Champions League quarter-final.

The first leg kicks off in Amsterdam at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

Follow all the build-up and action as it happens and give your views on the LIVEBLOG.

The Bianconeri have become one of the favourites to take the trophy, but the last time they won it was in 1996 after a penalty shoot-out victory over Ajax.

Giorgio Chiellini and Emre Can are late additions to the injury list, with Martin Caceres and Juan Cuadrado, but Cristiano Ronaldo returns for the first time since his thigh injury on international duty.

His hat-trick against Atletico Madrid enabled Juve to overturn a 2-0 first leg deficit and Max Allegri has warned they cannot put themselves in that situation again.

Mandzukic and Bernardeschi get the nod over Moise Kean and Paulo Dybala, although both are expected to come off the bench.

Daniele Rugani steps in for captain Chiellini with Leonardo Bonucci at centre-back.

Ajax drew with Bayern Munich home and away in the group stage, then eliminated holders Real Madrid in the Round of 16.

There were some fitness concerns over midfielder De Jong, but the future Barcelona talent is ready to start with Juve transfer target Matthijs de Ligt in defence.

Striker Hassane Bande is out with a calf injury, while midfielder Noussair Mazraoui is suspended.

Their greatest strength is in attack, having scored 29 Champions League goals so far this season.

That means a trident consisting of former Roma transfer candidate Hakim Ziyech, Serbia international Dusan Tadic and Brazilian David Neres.

The Dutch giants have won eight out of 14 matches, more than any other side in the current campaign.

Ajax: Onana; Veltman, De Ligt, Blind, Tagliafico; Van de Beek, De Jong, Schöne; Ziyech, Tadic, Neres

Ajax bench: Varela, Kristensen, Sinkgraven, Huntelaar, Magallan, Dolberg, Ekkelenkamp

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

Juventus bench: Perin, De Sciglio, Spinazzola, Khedira, Dybala, Douglas Costa, Kean

Ref: Del Cerro Grande (ESP)

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