Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for third time
CRISTIANO RONALDO will miss the Champions League clash against Barcelona after testing positive for coronavirus for a third time.
Juve star Ronaldo will miss the chance to go up against old rival Lionel Messi and Co on Wednesday.
Ronaldo would have been given the OK to play if his latest test returned a negative result.
But the 35-year-old’s third Covid-19 test came back positive on Tuesday night – just 24 hours before the match.
He will now be hopeful to make his return in the Serie A game against Spezia on November 1.
Ronaldo first contracted the virus while on international duty in October.
The Juve star immediately left Portugal’s training camp and flew to Turin in a private air ambulance.
And he recorded his second positive result last Thursday – nine days after his first diagnosis.
The Sun reports that he is currently self isolating in his Turin home and has reportedly displayed no symptoms.
Ronaldo has been sleeping separately from partner Georgina Rodriguez and his four children – who all returned negative tests.
The former Manchester United star has spent his free time topping up his tan in his garden.
And he is now sporting a new look after he shaved off his hair during isolation, The Sun added. Ronaldo has missed Juventus’ 1-1 draw with Crotone, a 2-0 win over Dynamo Kiev and this weekend’s 1-1