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'Golden head' Ronaldo gives Juve the edge, 'but remember Real Madrid' warns Italian press

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debuted his new golden hairdo with a diving to earn Juventus a precious away goal against in a 1-1 draw in quarter-final first leg but the Italian press warned on Thursday the young Dutch team remain dangerous after eliminating three-time holders Real

"CR7, Golden Head," headlined Gazzetta Dello Sport and said it was "a new masterpiece" by the 34-year-old who extended his record goal tally to 125, exactly 12 years after his first one in the competition.

"The is back," wrote Corriere dello Sport as Ronaldo played for the first time since his hat-trick against Atletico sealed Juventus's comeback and quarter-final berth.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner had been an doubt after picking up a thigh issue playing for two weeks ago.

But he shrugged off the injury, pouncing acrobatically on Joao Cancelo's cross on the of half-time, only for Brazilian to level just after the break with all to play for in next week's return leg in

"Happy to come back and score another goal in this amazing competition. Well done team! #finoallafine (until the end)," Ronaldo wrote afterwards on

said his side "could have done better" to close down Ajax, even if a goalless draw on Tuesday would be enough to see Juventus through to the semi-finals for the third time in four years.

"A step forward, but remember Real Madrid," said Italian daily

"Juve will do well not to forget Not that of the Atletico, but Real.

"They should remember that had lost at home and scored four goals at the Bernabeu." Ronaldo's path to a fourth European trophy in as many seasons remains on a knife edge against a fearless who dumped Real out in the previous round after a thrilling 4-1 victory in

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 16:45 IST
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