Yesterday, we reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for coronavirus, which will likely keep him out of Champions League game against FC Barcelona. However, the Juventus forward will make one last attempt to take part in the game against the Spanish giants later this month.
The 35-year old star is trying hard to convince everybody that he can be free from the ravaging virus in time to be to face his former rivals in La Liga. Previously, we’ve highlighted the UEFA rules he has to uphold for him to achieve that feat, and it looks tough. At least, the Portugal captain needs to present negative test results one week before the encounter with the FC Barcelona side at Allianz Stadium. The game will be taking place in Turin on 28 October.
What’s Ronaldo’s Last Attempt To Play Against FC Barcelona
With the game against FC Barcelona just two weeks away, both Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus put their plan in motion and began already began the preparations. After the news broke that Ronaldo got infected by the coronavirus, the plan was to remain in Portugal in quarantine, but now there are some fresh challenges for everybody. Cristiano has agreed to return to Turin and remain in isolation until he tests negative for the virus.
According to Diario AS, the Portuguese government decided to provide an ambulance plane for their superstar. Ronaldo flew to Italy in the early moments of the day in complete isolation to prevent further infections. After he arrived in Italy, the Juventus ace began his plan to report those negative test results as early as October 21.
Can Ronaldo Beat The Virus To Feature Against Barcelona?
It’s complicated to predict for now whether Ronaldo can be available for selection against Barcelona or not. On the side of the Italian government rules, a player, who tested positive for the virus must isolate himself for at least 10 days instead of initial 14 days, which is set to help Ronaldo’s plan. However, that’s not just all. He will need to go through expensive treatment that will help him get the virus out of his system as quickly as possible.
Meanwhile, if Cristiano Ronaldo had stayed back in Portugal, the chances are that he could miss all the four games predicted he would, including the highly-anticipated Champions Leagues game against FC Barcelona. Plus two upcoming Serie A matches and the opening UCL game against Dynamo Kyiv. But as he’s now in Italy going through the recovery process, Cristiano has a chance to feature in the league game against Hellas Verona on October 25.
Another interesting story is that he could be able to line up against FC Barcelona three days after Hellas Verona game. However, everything will depend on how his body responds to the treatment he’s receiving and how fast the virus can be eradicated from his system.
Right from time, we all know how persistent Ronaldo can be. Now he has started fighting against the virus to beat it on time for October crucial games!
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