Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for Covid-19 again

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Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 for a second time.

Portugal star Ronaldo was sent home from international duty last week having tested positive for the virus.

He returned to Turin for quarantine though Portuguese outlet Correio da Manha now claim Ronaldo has again returned a positive reading when taking another test.

Ronaldo had missed Portugal’s clash with Sweden and was also absent as Juventus got their Champions League campaign running with a win at Dynamo Kiev.

And he is now set to miss more action with the former Manchester United star likely to have to stay in isolation for at least ten days after he returns a negative test.

Ronaldo is making sure he stays in good condition while quarantining as he was seen on Instagram on an exercise bike.

The ex-Real Madrid man also showed off a new haircut, appearing to have shaved his head while in quarantine.

Ronaldo had initially tested positive on October 13 with UEFA regulations saying he must return a negative result at least a week before a match to compete.

It puts his reunion with Barcelona star and former La Liga rival Lionel Messi in major doubt with the two having been set to meet next week in the Champions League.

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The match was due to be the first meeting between Ronaldo and Messi since the former left Real Madrid in 2018.

On the pitch, it’s a rivalry that has seen the two play against each other 35 times in a ten-year stretch between 2008 and 2018.

Messi has had the edge in the pair’s previous fixtures, winning 14 of the 30 El Clasico’s played between the two players that have a staggering 11 Ballon d’Ors between them.

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Ronaldo had insisted he followed the guidelines upon testing positive having had questions over whether he should have returned to Italy.

"A gentlemen here in Italy, whose name I won't mention, said I didn't obey the protocol — that's simply a lie," Ronaldo said from his Turin villa.

"I followed all the protocols and I will continue to follow them, my conscience is clear…. Everything I did was authorised."

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Juventus FC
  • Coronavirus

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