Cristiano Ronaldo seems to be heading again to Italy after testing constructive for the coronavirus in Portugal.
Portuguese and Italian media stated the Juventus ahead was touring on an “ambulance airplane” from Lisbon to Turin to complete his isolation interval. The Portuguese every day File confirmed photographs of the airplane it stated was utilized by Ronaldo.
Ronaldo had been separated from the remainder of the Portugal group after testing constructive for COVID-19 on Monday. He was stated to be asymptomatic and in good well being situation.
The 35-year-old Ronaldo examined constructive two days earlier than the staff’s Nations League match in opposition to Sweden in Lisbon. He was dropped from the squad after one other take a look at on Tuesday confirmed the constructive outcome. He had performed within the Nations League match in opposition to France on Sunday, and in opposition to Spain in a pleasant final week.
Nobody else within the Portuguese squad had examined constructive forward of Wednesday’s match in opposition to Sweden. The Portuguese soccer federation confirmed photographs of the gamers strolling whereas carrying masks on Wednesday. Two different Portugal gamers, José Fonte and Anthony Lopes, examined constructive for COVID-19 just lately.
Ronaldo started his isolation on the staff’s coaching middle on Monday. Photographs revealed by Portuguese media on Tuesday confirmed him on a balcony overlooking his teammates training on the coaching middle. In one of many images, he was proven giving the thumbs-up signal.
Earlier than the Monday take a look at outcome was recognized, Ronaldo posted a photograph on Twitter and Instagram exhibiting him and the remainder of the Portugal squad having a meal collectively. The gamers have been all shut to one another at a desk, with a smiling Ronaldo apparently taking the photograph on the entrance finish.
Ronaldo was prone to miss Juventus’ Serie A match at Crotone on Saturday and the staff’s Champions League opener at Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday. And relying on his situation and the outcomes of future checks, he may additionally miss the much-anticipated match in opposition to Barcelona on Oct. 28.
Juventus had been in isolation following constructive checks for 2 employees members, however Ronaldo and 6 different gamers have been allowed to go away and be part of their nationwide groups.
Different soccer gamers who’ve examined constructive for COVID-19 just lately embody Neymar, Kylian Mbappé, Paul Pogba, Paulo Dybala, Ángel Di María, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Diego Costa.
The Portuguese authorities on Wednesday introduced new restrictions to assist include a surge in coronavirus circumstances.