Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus for the second time in 9 days. The Juventus talisman first tested positive for the virus on October 13, two days after his national team, Portugal, played 0-0 in a UEFA Nations League match against France national team in France.
The 35-year-old football icon was airlifted to Italy to self-isolate pending the time he will test negative for the virus. Hence, Ronaldo missed Portugal UEFA Nations League match against Sweden which ended 3-0 in favor of Portugal on October 14.
Since then, he has been far away from match venues observing the compulsory 10 days quarantine. Hence, the 5 times Ballon d’Or winner had to miss Juventus’ Serie A match against Crotone which ended 1-1. He also missed the club’s first UEFA Champions League group G match against Dynamo Kyiv which the Italian club won 0-2 on Tuesday night.
On October 28, 2020, the Portuguese talisman is expected to face his career-rival Lionel Messi in Juventus’ second Champions League match of the season. Juventus would not want to visit FC Barcelona at the Nou Camp without Ronaldo. Yet, the ball is not in the court of Juventus.
Cristiano Ronaldo must test positive at least 24 hours before Juventus meeting with Barcelona before he will be qualified to play in the Champions League match in less than 6 days from the time of publishing this report.
The controversy surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo testing positive for Coronavirus
When Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for coronavirus on October 13, Italy’s sports minister Vincenzo Spadafora stressed that Ronaldo contracted the virus because he bleached laid down coronavirus protocol.
In a swift response to Spadafora’s allegation, Juventus’ president Andrea Agnelli stressed that Ronaldo did not breach any coronavirus protocol set by the club or his national team.
Agnelli urged Italy’s sports minister and the ministry of Interior in Italy to come out and explain the kind of coronavirus protocol Ronaldo breached. Since then, there has not been any new development concerning the claims of the sports ministry.
Below is a tweet of Ronaldo showing his new hairstyle. He has decided to keep a very low cut while he is self-isolating at his home in Italy.
Thursday style! 😉 pic.twitter.com/OlNhOit0vh— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 22, 2020