Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo remains in danger of losing out on his side’s Champions League tie with Barcelona – and a reunion with Lionel Messi – due to coronavirus.
Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo remains in danger of missing his side’s Champions League face-off with Barcelona later on this month due to coronavirus.
The Portuguese Football Federation verified on Tuesday that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has checked favorable for COVID-19 and is now going through self-isolation.
The Mirror reports that, regardless of revealing no signs, Ronaldo will now have to isolate for a minimum of 2 weeks.
The Champions League clash with Barcelona in Turin, consisting of a much-anticipated reunion in between Ronaldo and his seasonal competitor Lionel Messi, is due to take place on October 28 – 2 weeks and one day after Ronaldo’s favorable medical diagnosis.
The 35-year-old is already ensured to miss matches against Crotone, Eager Beaver Kiev and Hellas Verona due to the seclusion rules, and he needs to have actually been without the infection for a minimum of one week prior to being enabled to play once again – putting his involvement against Barcelona in doubt.
Ronaldo has started the season in generally respected form, scoring 3 goals in 2 games for the Serie A champions.