After Testing Negative For Covid-19, Juventus Star Ronaldo Cleared Up For Return
“The test yielded a negative result. Thus, after 19 days, the player has recovered and is no longer subject to home isolation.” Ronaldo will now be able to return on Sunday for Juve’s Serie A match against Spezia after he missed out on the club’s previous four matches. On October 13, while on international duty with Portugal, the 35-year-old initially tested positive for coronavirus, causing him to miss his country’s 3-0 victory over Sweden the following day.
The former Manchester United and Real Madrid player was forced to miss four consecutive games since his return to Juventus as he failed to pass a negative examination. As Juve drew Crotone and Verona in the Serie A tie, Ronaldo was unable to participate, although he also missed out on a Champions League win over Dynamo Kiev and a 2-0 loss to Barcelona earlier this week.
For Ronaldo, who posted and then deleted a message on Instagram challenging the accuracy of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) tests, losing out on the opportunity to meet his long-time rival Lionel Messi and Barca was extremely difficult to swallow. This season, Ronaldo has made only two Juventus appearances, having last featured in the 2-2 draw against Roma at the end of September.