Juventus forward Cristiano has tested positive for coronavirus for a second time, according to reports in Italy on Thursday.
The news comes as Juventus prepare for next week’s Champions League clash against Barcelona.
Ronaldo is currently in isolation at his home in Turin after testing positive for the deadly virus on October 13 while plying his trade for his national team, Portugal for Nation League matches.
Ronaldo tested positive after a test carried out on Wednesday as reported by Sky Sport Italia and Gazzetta Dello Sport.
The 35-year-old soccer star could still be available for Sunday’s Seria A match against Hellas Verona, and the clash against Barcelona on October 28.
As per the Uefa guidelines, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner must test negative 24 hours before a match to be included in the squad.
Ronaldo who has not exhibited any symptoms of Covid-19 has continued training at home posting videos of him training in his high-tech gym on social media, sporting a new shaved head look.
The entire Juventus team was put in isolation after the midfielder Weston McKennue tested positive on October 14.
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Despite the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, Juve won their Champions League open in a 2-0 winner against Dynamo Kyiv with Alvaro Morata finding the back of the net twice.
Juventus is currently second in Group G behind Barcelona courtesy of goal-difference after Barcelona thrashed Ferencvaros 5-1.