UEFA Gives Cristiano Ronaldo 1 Week To Test Negative For Covid-19! The Portuguese superstar faces a race with time if he’s to play Barcelona on the 28th of October. UEFA has given Cristiano Ronaldo 1 week to test negative.
Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for the corona virus on Tuesday afternoon (13 October 2020). He missed last night’s UEFA Nations League victory over Sweden.
He supported the team he captain’s from his home. “It’s like you’re there! Come on Malta! Strength Portugal” Ronaldo wrote on his Instagram.
Authorities in Italy have decreased their local self-isolation and self-quarantine periods from 14 to 10 days. Ronaldo will miss this weekend’s Serie A fixture against Crotone.
Crucially, Juventus play F.C Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League group stages on the 28th of October. UEFA needs Ronaldo to test negative for Covid-19 by the 21st of October if he is to participate in the game.
This morning Ronaldo flew back to Turin, Italy.
“Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Italy with a medical flight authorised by the competent health authorities at the request of the player and will continue his fiduciary isolation at his home.” Juventus said on their website.
Juventus already have Weston McKennie also testing positive for the virus. Reports out of Italy suggest that Juventus will pull out of all their upcoming fixtures.
The reigning Italian champions citing the fact that players and technical staff are all in danger of contracting the virus.
It is yet to be seen whether Juventus will participate in Serie A this weekend or indeed in the UEFA Champions League.
Should they participate, CR7 faces a race with time as UEFA gives Cristiano Ronaldo 1 week to test negative for covid-19!