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Sport Cristiano Ronaldo out of Juventus' match against Barcelona

17:20  28 october  2020
17:20  28 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo was left off Juventus' match squad for the Champions League game against Barcelona on Wednesday, more than two weeks after the 35-year-old forward initially tested positive for COVID-19.

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 file photo Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, and France's Presnel Kimpembe, centre, eye the ball, during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between France and Portugal at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, France. The Portuguese soccer federation says Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the coronavirus. The federation says Ronaldo is doing well and has no symptoms. He has been dropped from the country's Nations League match against Sweden on Wednesday, Oct. 14. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 file photo Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, left, and France's Presnel Kimpembe, centre, eye the ball, during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between France and Portugal at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, France. The Portuguese soccer federation says Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the coronavirus. The federation says Ronaldo is doing well and has no symptoms. He has been dropped from the country's Nations League match against Sweden on Wednesday, Oct. 14. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File) FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 file photo Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, center, runs with the ball at France's Benjamin Pavard, foreground, between Ngolo Kante and Paul Pogba, right, during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between France and Portugal at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, France. The Portuguese soccer federation says Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the coronavirus. The federation says Ronaldo is doing well and has no symptoms. He has been dropped from the country's Nations League match against Sweden on Wednesday, Oct. 14. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020 file photo Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, center, runs with the ball at France's Benjamin Pavard, foreground, between Ngolo Kante and Paul Pogba, right, during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between France and Portugal at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, France. The Portuguese soccer federation says Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the coronavirus. The federation says Ronaldo is doing well and has no symptoms. He has been dropped from the country's Nations League match against Sweden on Wednesday, Oct. 14. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

Ronaldo tested positive Oct. 13 and was reported to have no symptoms.

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The Portuguese player posted a photo and message on Twitter on Wednesday.


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“Feeling good and healthy!” he wrote. “Forza Juve!”

Ronaldo first tested positive two days before Portugal's Nations League match against Sweden. He was dropped from the squad after another test on Oct. 14 confirmed the positive result.

On Tuesday, Juventus refused to comment on Italian media reports that Ronaldo’s latest test was still positive for COVID-19.

Álvaro Morata replaced Ronaldo against Dynamo Kyiv last week and scored twice in a 2-0 win in Group G.

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Juventus needs to find a way to win without Ronaldo .
MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's status remains unclear going into this weekend's Serie A games, which means Juventus may have to finally find a way to win without him. Ronaldo has yet to be cleared to return after testing positive for the coronavirus more than two weeks ago, and his absence has been keenly felt by a young Juventus side which is going through a transition under new coach Andrea Pirlo. The nine-time defending Serie A champion has drawn its last two league matches without Ronaldo — against last-place Crotone and Hellas Verona — and was outclassed by Barcelona in a 2-0 loss in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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