As Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) tested positive for a new coronavirus infection (Corona 19), it was in danger of misfire with Lionel Messi (Barcelona) scheduled for the UEFA Champions League next week.
AFP news agency reported on the 23rd (Korean time) that “Ronaldo was positive in Corona 19 retest,” citing local media reports such as Sky Sports Italy and Gazzetta Dello Sport.
Ronaldo was summoned to the Portuguese national team and played in the UEFA Nations League group stage match with France on the 11th.
However, Ronaldo was tested positive on the 12th and quarantined, and even though he was tested again on the 13th, it still tested positive.
Ronaldo, who became a “asymptomatic person,” whose path of infection was unknown, returned to Turin, Italy, and went into self-quarantine.
As the retest also tested positive, Ronaldo turned red in the second leg of Group G in the 2020-2021 UEFA Champions League group stage with Barcelona held in Turin on the 29th at 5 am KST.
Juventus and Barcelona belonged to Group G in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League this season, and fans are eagerly waiting for Ronaldo and Messi’s’Meho War’.
However, Ronaldo continues to test positive in the Corona 19 test, and there is a growing possibility that the confrontation with Messi will be missed.
According to UEFA’s Corona 19 Protocol, athletes must be tested negative for Corona 19 one week before the match. Ronaldo’s current situation makes it impossible for him to play.
However, there is a possibility that he will play a dramatic game.
SkySports Italy predicted that “Ronaldo will be tested for Corona 19 again 24 hours before the Barcelona game. If a negative test is made, Ronaldo may compete in the game and meet Messi.” (yunhap news)