Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is set to miss next week’s Champions League tie against Barcelona after testing positive for Covid-19 again.
Ronaldo had tested positive last week as he was on duty with Portugal’sn national team during Nations League games. And now Correio da Manha reports that the former Real Madrid man has tested positive for the second time, ruling him out of a reunion with rival Lionel Messi.
The 35-year-old has missed Juventus’ two matches where they drew 1-1 against Crotone followed by a 2-0 victory over Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League.
Further reports claim the viral load shows very fewer values and the Italian giants will use this as a plea to send to UEFA, it an attempt to allow a test 48 hours before the game.
UEFA’s protocol state that all players must produce a negative COVID-19 test a week before their next match in the Champions League.