The head-to-head with Messi is in doubt.
The Portuguese superstar was diagnosed with the virus last week – ruling him out of action for Portugal in the Nations League and forcing him into a period of quarantine.
As per the report, Ronaldo “had to test negative in the analysis a week before the match against Barcelona” to be included in Juventus’ squad. It’s reported that the Italian giants will ask UEFA to allow them to take a new test 48 hours before the game in Turin.
At present, it appears that the 35-year-old is at risk of missing the game, which will rule out a mouthwatering reunion with his old rival Lionel Messi.
But nine days after the initial positive test, Ronaldo is still infectious.
The report states that Ronaldo’s second test showed a very low viral load despite returning positive, therefore Juventus are not giving up hope that the attacker could feature in the game.
The Italian champions made a winning start to their Champions League campaign by beating Dynamo Kiev, while Barcelona thumped Ferencvaros 5-1 at the Nou Camp.