Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Barcelona clash against Lionel Messi

CR7 tests positive for COVID-19 the second time.

Cristiano Ronaldo will miss his reunion with Lionel Messi after another positive Covid-19 test ruled him out of Juventus’ Champions League match against Barcelona.

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.

He returned another positive result last week, but underwent further testing in a bid to prove his fitness ahead of Juventus’ blockbuster tie against Barcelona on Wednesday.

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.

The 35-year-old’s potential reunion with rival Messi was the standout fixture when the Champions League groups were drawn.

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