Ronaldo could face Barcelona despite second positive Covid-19 test

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo could still play against Barcelona in the Champions League next week despite returning another positive test for coronavirus this week.

According to reports, Ronaldo, who tested positive for the virus on international duty with Portugal on October 13, remains well and is still symptom free.

Juventus sent medical documents to UEFA just a week before the game as per regulations, informing them of the Portugal international’s condition.

Ronaldo will now take another test 24 hours before the Barcelona clash and a negative result would mean him he will be available to play the La Liga giants.

The former Real Madrid forward returned to Italy for his quarantine after he was forced to miss Portugal’s 3-0 victory over Sweden.

However, Italy’s sports minister said the Portuguese star may have broken health rules by doing so – something which has been disputed by his club, Juventus.

Juve’s president Andrea Agnelli said no rules was broken: “You must call the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of the Interior and have them explain what has been violated”

The Seria A club said on Wednesday that Ronaldo had returned on a medical flight “authorised by the competent health authorities”.


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