Barca win in Manchester, Ajax hold Juve

File: Lionel Messi had accused CONMEBOL of "corruption" after he was sent off against Chile during the third-place play-off during the tournament in Brazil, which ended last month.

File: Lionel Messi had accused CONMEBOL of "corruption" after he was sent off against Chile during the third-place play-off during the tournament in Brazil, which ended last month.

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AMSTERDAM / MANCHESTER - Cristiano Ronaldo's flying header on the stroke of half-time gave Juventus a slight edge over Ajax in their Champions League quarter-final after Wednesday's breathless 1-1 first-leg draw in Amsterdam.

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The 34-year-old gave Juve the lead at the Johan Cruyff Arena before David Neres curled home a superb leveller less than a minute after the restart.

Ronaldo's away goal gives Juve an advantage going into the decisive second leg in Turin on April 16 after Ajax failed to capitalise on their dominance at home.

Whilst Barcelona beat Manchester United 1-0 in their Champions League quarter-final first leg after a first-half own goal by Luke Shaw at Old Trafford.

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Luis Suarez's 12th-minute back-post header was deflected past David de Gea by United left-back Shaw.

The teams meet again next Tuesday at the Camp Nou.

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