The upcoming tactical battle between Ajax and Juventus will see Erik ten Hag and Massimiliano Allegri try to outplay each other in every possible way. With both teams extremely motivated to reach the semi-finals, Juventus are thought to have the bigger advantage. They play well-balanced football implementing a strong defensive structure and an undeniable striking force.

Ajax on the other side are one of the most exciting teams to watch lately with their young and talented squad which ruined all expectations and knocked Real Madrid out of the competition.

This tactical analysis will explore the teams’ tactics for the first leg.

Juventus team news: the good and the bad

The biggest question around Juventus’ squad is whether Cristiano Ronaldo recover in time for their trip to the Johan Cruyff Arena. The virtuouso has been a key player for the Bianconeri, and not only when it comes to scoring. His contribution to the team’s performance is immense.

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