Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is under investigation for breaching coronavirus protocols following his positive test earlier this month, according to Italy’s sports minister.
Ronaldo was laid low with Covid-19 midway through the international break, having featured in a 0-0 friendly draw with Spain and the UEFA Nations League fixture against France which ended in the same scoreline.
The 35-year-old was forced to miss Portugal’s 3-0 win over Sweden on October 14 after his positive diagnosis, and went straight into self-isolation.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner missed Juve’s draw with Crotone and win at Dynamo Kiev on Tuesday before posting another positive test a day later, which prevented him from returning for the Serie A clash against Hellas Verona on Sunday.
Ronaldo will have to pass a coronavirus test 24 hours before the Bianconeri’s next European outing against Barcelona in midweek or else his spell in the sidelines will be extended and a renewal of hostilities with long-time rival Lionel Messi will be postponed. Continue reading