Ronaldo still positive for coronavirus

Ross Houston
October 23, 2020

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.

Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for coronavirus initially on October 13.

Cristiano Ronaldo will likely be absent for the heavily anticipated Juventus' Champions League match against Barcelona next week after turning back another positive COVID-19 test result, reports say.

Cristiano Ronaldo had already been diagnosed with coronavirus while on global duty with Portugal earlier this month.

The new positive test means he'll have to miss at least another week of action before he can join his Champions League club Juventus, which is scheduled to take on Lionel Messi's Barca squad on Wednesday.

The global soccer star first tested positive on October 13, days after playing France in the Nations League and a week after playing Spain in a friendly.

According to the UEFA protocol, a player must test negative one week before a match and Ronaldo hasn't been able to do so.

Ronaldo, of course, will also miss this weekend's Serie A fixture against Verona.

Ronaldo, who has been recovering home has been sharing pictures of himself keeping fit at home after he tested positive for the virus on global duty.

"Success in life is not measured by what you achieve, but by the obstacles you overcome", Ronaldo wrote, as he gave the thumbs up.

He tested positive days after playing for Portugal against France and Spain.

Juventus are second in Group G behind Barcelona who beat Hungarian minnows Ferencvaros 5-1.

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