Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus again and will miss Juventus’ Champions League clash with Barcelona.
That’s according to Deportes Cuatro who claim Ronaldo continues to test positive for COVID-19 and has been ruled out of his side’s match against Barcelona next week.
The 35-year-old had already been diagnosed with coronavirus while on international duty with Portugal earlier this month.
But nine days after the initial positive test, Ronaldo is still infectious.
Ronaldo ruled out of Juve-Barça clash
The new test result means that the Juve star missed UEFA’s clearance deadline, and that therefore rules him out of next week’s expected showdown with Lionel Messi and Barcelona.
Much had been made of the two great rivals locking horns once again – after so many momentous games in the past when Cristiano was at Real Madrid – but we will now have to wait until the return group fixture at Camp Nou to potentially see it.
Juventus were hoping to have Ronaldo fit for their second Champions League group stage match after he was unavailable for selection against Dynamo Kiev.
Ronaldo, who has been unable to use the club’s training facilities, will remain in quarantine per protocols.
He has been keeping busy and staying fit in his home gym.
He shared a clip of himself working out with a motivational quote on social media.
“Success in life is not measured by what you achieve, but by the obstacles you overcome,”he wrote on Twitter with a video of him working out on an exercise bike.
Ronaldo, of course, will also miss this weekend’s Serie A fixture against Verona.