Cristiano Ronaldo seems to be heading again to Italy after testing constructive for the coronavirus in Portugal.
Portuguese and Italian media mentioned 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 mentioned 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 mentioned to be asymptomatic and in good well being situation.
The 35-year-old Ronaldo examined constructive two days earlier than the workforce’s Nations League match towards Sweden in Lisbon. He was dropped from the squad after one other check on Tuesday confirmed the constructive consequence. He had performed within the Nations League match towards France on Sunday, and towards Spain in a pleasant final week.
Nobody else within the Portuguese squad had examined constructive forward of Wednesday’s match towards 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 not too long ago.
Ronaldo started his isolation on the workforce’s coaching heart on Monday. Photos revealed by Portuguese media on Tuesday confirmed him on a balcony overlooking his teammates training on the coaching heart. In one of many images, he was proven giving the thumbs-up signal.
Earlier than the Monday check consequence was recognized, Ronaldo posted a photograph on Twitter and Instagram displaying him and the remainder of the Portugal squad having a meal collectively. The gamers had been all shut to one another at a desk, with a smiling Ronaldo apparently taking the photograph on the entrance finish.
Ronaldo was more likely to miss Juventus’ Serie A match at Crotone on Saturday and the workforce’s Champions League opener at Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday. And relying on his situation and the outcomes of future checks, he might additionally miss the much-anticipated match towards Barcelona on Oct. 28.
Juventus had been in isolation following constructive checks for 2 workers members, however Ronaldo and 6 different gamers had been allowed to go away and be part of their nationwide groups.
Different soccer gamers who’ve examined constructive for COVID-19 not too long ago 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 comprise a surge in coronavirus circumstances.