Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19 again, set to miss Juventus’ clash against Barcelona
Turin: Cristiano Ronaldo has examined certain once more for coronavirus at the eve of Juventus’s Champions League clash against his great rival Lionel Messi’s Barcelona, in keeping with media stories in Italy and Portugal.
Portuguese TVI reported that Ronaldo “has as soon as towards examined certain for Covid-19” following a swab performed by means of Juventus.
The 35-year-old is now expecting the results of a UEFA check which, if additionally certain, would rule him out of the Workforce G recreation in Turin.
Ronaldo first examined certain for Covid-19 two weeks in the past whilst taking part in with Portugal, and has been in self-isolation since returning to Italy.
In step with TV1, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has examined certain 18 occasions.
Ronaldo wanted to go back a unfavourable check, 24 hours earlier than the sport to be allowed to play, in keeping with UEFA laws.
Juventus simplest ascertain if a participant has recovered, with Sky Game Italia and Gazzetta Dello Game reporting that Ronaldo will omit the Barcelona recreation.
“Ronaldo had a check like everybody else, this night (Tuesday) we will be able to have the definitive outcome,” trainer Andrea Pirlo instructed a press convention previous on Tuesday.
“For now it is all at the top seas, when the overall outcome comes the whole lot will likely be clearer.
“Relying at the outcome, we’re going to see what we do. It isn’t simple to play a whole recreation after 15 days of inactiveness.”
Ronaldo, who has no signs, has ignored 3 video games together with his aspect’s 2-Zero Champions League win at Dynamo Kiev closing week.
The conflict will be the first between Ronaldo and Messi because the Portugal ahead left Actual Madrid for Juventus in 2018.
“For 15 years, Messi and Ronaldo have achieved good things,” mentioned former Italy and Juventus midfielder Pirlo.
“For the primary time, I’m going to be taking up Messi as a trainer, I’m going to deal with him with the large appreciate that he merits.”
Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman added: “We at all times need the most productive to be at the pitch, and Ronaldo is a smart participant.
“I do not know if he’ll be in situation to play, that isn’t my drawback. But when Ronaldo is there, it’s another reason for us to be in a position.”
Koeman, like Pirlo, has taken over as trainer this season, with the groups best of Workforce G after profitable their opening fixtures.
However the Dutch supervisor has been below power after a 3-1 defeat towards Actual Madrid on the weekend adopted a 1-Zero loss to Getafe, the primary time in 4 years the Catalan giants have suffered consecutive defeats within the league.
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu also resigned on Tuesday at the side of his board of administrators, following mounting power from fanatics and his public falling out with Messi.
‘No longer a decisive recreation’
Ronaldo and Messi now glance set to fulfill once more within the opposite fixture on the Nou Camp on eight December.
Messi, 33, has featured in 4 victorious campaigns for Barcelona, whilst Ronaldo has gained the Champions League 5 occasions, 4 with Actual Madrid and as soon as with Manchester United.
Messi has six Ballon d’Or titles with Ronaldo claiming 5.
On the other hand Ronaldo has 130 Champions League objectives to Messi’s 116.
“It is transparent that any staff would omit a participant like Cristiano,” mentioned Brazil defender Danilo on the pre-match press convention.
“However we place confidence in each participant at the staff. We have now individuals who need to do neatly and assist us have a super event.”
Messi has gained 16 in their 35 encounters to Ronaldo’s 10, with the remainder 9 finishing in attracts.
The pair have simplest met 5 occasions in Champions League video games, maximum not too long ago within the semi-final in 2011.
Pirlo additionally has defensive worries with captain Giorgio Chiellini, and Matthijs De Ligt out however fellow centreback Leonardo Bonucci’s thigh pressure will likely be evaluated on Wednesday morning.
“Those are the suits that everybody wish to play. We have now this chance and we will be able to’t wait to check ourselves towards Barcelona,” mentioned Pirlo.
“It isn’t a decisive recreation, however we nonetheless need to see what our worth is.”
Argentina ahead Paulo Dybala stays “just a little drained” after taking part in for 90 mins in his first event in over 3 months closing Sunday towards Verona.
“It is commonplace after the primary recreation as a starter. He’s going to have time to get well and play the next day to come night time.”