Cristiano Ronaldo has been ruled out of Wednesday’s Champions League match against Barcelona after testing positive for coronavirus once again. Meaning the Messi-Ronaldo reunion in the Champions League will not happen, at least not in the first leg.
The Portuguese 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.
Ronaldo had 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 Portugal superstar has already missed three matches for Andrea Pirlo’s side when they beat Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League last week but were held to two draws in Serie A.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has, however, been accused of breaking coronavirus rules when he flew home from Portugal to Italy after testing positive for the illness.