Cristiano Ronaldo is on the last chance to play against Barcelona in matchday two of the 2020-21 Champions League campaign coming up next Wednesday. Despite testing positive for the second time after nine days of his initial test and with just six days remaining before the Bianconeri face FC Barcelona at Allianz Stadium, there’s still little hope for the all-time leading Champions League goalscorer to play against the Spanish giants.
We just reported on Cristiano Ronaldo’s recent positive coronavirus result, which could make the 35-year old forward sit out of the clash against FC Barcelona on Wednesday. Initially, it was reported that there is no chance that Ronaldo could feature in the game against the Catalans next week. However, the latest update on the situation is giving everyone a light of hope.
Latest Update On Ronaldo’s Positive Covid-19 Result
According to Sky Sports Italy, the Portugal captain will be offered one last chance from UEFA to present a negative result in time for the game against Barcelona. From the latest test, it was ascertained that his result came back with an extremely viral load, meaning it is mostly out of his system. Thus, the information has given Juventus the opportunity to appeal for another extension from UEFA and a chance to return a negative test before the Barcelona encounter.
In response to the appeal, UEFA has decided to agree on giving Cristiano Ronaldo 24 hours before the Barcelona match to present a new result. Ronaldo would only get a green light to play against Barcelona if he tests negative for coronavirus at least 24 hours to the game – that’s Ronaldo’s last chance to play against Barcelona on Wednesday.
Cristiano Ronaldo Might Play Against Hellas Verona On Weekend
With the Champions League game against FC Barcelona around the corner, Ronaldo’s medical team is taking extra special care of him. And from now on, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will be getting tested daily until the negative result comes out. But aside from the Barcelona game, Cristiano has another plan to make it to this weekend’s match against Hellas Verona.
According to the latest update, Ronaldo can be able to feature against Hellas Verona if he tests negative for coronavirus 24 hours before the kick-off time. It means Cristiano will have to present a negative test on Saturday at 9:45 pm local time as Juventus will be taking on Verona exactly 24 hours after that.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is making every attempt to be in a competitive rhythm by the time Juventus knock horns against Barcelona in Champions League. It will be quite unfair if Ronaldo should go into the contest against Lionel Messi’s Barcelona without having to feature in any competitive game before that.
Hopefully, Cristiano will recover in time for both games against Hellas Verona and FC Barcelona. We will be updating you daily on the latest developments of his health!