The 35-year-old Portuguese footballer was confirmed to be a carrier of the virus two days after Portugal national team played a goalless draw with France in the UEFA Nations League. The 5 times Ballon d’Or winner participated in the match which was played on October 11, but no other participated in the match tested positive for the virus afterward.
Before Juventus announced via their official website that Cristiano Ronaldo has tested Negative For Coronavirus, the 35-year-old winger has tested positive for the virus thrice. The third positive test came a day before FC Barcelona visited Italy to play against Juventus in a UEFA Champions League group match.
The test result infuriated Ronaldo who insisted that he was perfectly okay which implied that something might be wrong with the process. His agitation was not enough to permit him to play the Champions League group G match and his career rival, Lionel Messi, led Barcelona to defeat Juventus 2-0.
The Champions League match which was played on Wednesday, October 28, was the 4th Juventus’ match the coronavirus infection forced Ronaldo to miss. Since Ronaldo became unavailable for Juventus, the club has drawn two matches, lost one, and won one.
His recovery will be a huge relief for the manager of the club Andrea Pirlo who has been struggling to drive the Italian Serie A reigning champions. As the club is struggling in the Champions League, so is the club struggling in Serie A.
Juventus’ case in the Champions League is even better as the club has won one and lost one of their two Champions League matches. They are currently 2nd in group G of the European competition behind Barcelona. While in Serie A, the club is occupying the 5th spot after two wins and three draws in 5 league matches.
The club’s next match is against Spezia in the Italian Serie A on Sunday, November 1, and Ronaldo might be introduced into the match.
kaizen philosophy👍 pic.twitter.com/wk2pnfXve6— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 30, 2020