After almost three weeks Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus is COVID free. While playing with Portugal on October 13, he tested positive. “Ronaldo carried out a check with a diagnostic test (swab) for COVID-19. The exam provided a negative result.” The Italian Champions said in a statement. Juventus will play Spezia on Sunday. This and all future matches will be closed door matches.
When he was in Portugal, Ronaldo had tested positive on October 13. He missed four games in all. He missed two important games: Wednesday’s Champions League defeat to Messi’s Barcelona, a 2-0 loss and Juventus’ win in their Group G opener at Dynamo Kiev, a 2-0 win.
Tutti insieme! 💪🏽👏🏽
Fino Alla Fine!👊🏽 pic.twitter.com/N3ETAJexTP
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 28, 2020
His return is important as Coach Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus is positioned fifth in Serie A. Leaders AC Milan are four points ahead. Ronaldo had scored three goals in his club’s first two games. It was a 3-0 win over Sampdoria. He scored both the goals when there was a 2-2 draw at AS Roma.
On Friday Serie A Clubs such as Atlanta, Crotone, Parma and Sassuolo said that some of their team players and coaching staff had tested positive for the virus.