Champions League: Cristiano Ronaldo RULED OUT of Juventus’ crunch clash with Barcelona

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Cristiano Ronaldo RULED OUT of Juventus’ crunch clash with Barcelona

  • Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo has returned another positive coronavirus test
  • The result will rule him out of their Champions League match against Barcelona
  • Ronaldo has been self-isolating since testing positive for Covid-19 on October 13
  • UEFA allowed Ronaldo to test 48 hours before the game due to his low viral load
  • Ronaldo hoped to face rival Lionel Messi but recorded another positive result
  • Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19

Cristiano Ronaldo ruled out of Juventus’ crunch clash with Barcelona.

The Juventus forward has been ruled out of Wednesday’s Champions League match against Barcelona after returning another positive coronavirus test.

The Juventus star had been self-isolating at home since he tested positive for Covid-19 on October 13 and had hoped to return to action against his rival Lionel Messi in their Champions League clash in Turin.

UEFA allowed Ronaldo to take a new test just 48 hours before the game – due to his very low viral load – but the striker recorded another positive result.

Ronaldo was asymptomatic when he tested positive days after playing for Portugal against France and Spain and posing for a team photo at dinner. He also displayed no symptoms when he tested positive for a second time last week.

Ronaldo has been eager to return and add another thrilling chapter to his encounters with Messi.

Ronaldo’s reunion with his rival was the pick of the ties when the Champions League groups were drawn.

The pair have not faced each other in the Champions League since the semi-final between Real Madrid and Barcelona in the 2011-12 season.

The Portugal superstar has already missed three matches for Juventus – Pirlo’s side beat Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League last week but were held to two draws in Serie A.