Ronaldo posts negative coronavirus test result to tee up Juventus return

Cristiano Ronaldo could be in line to make his Juventus return this weekend, after testing negative for coronavirus.

The 35-year-old has been self-isolating since he returned a positive test for the Covid-19 virus on October 13, whilst on international duty.

Since then, he has missed four games for the Italian giants – with two of those coming in the Champions League.

After scoring three goals in his first two league games this season, Ronaldo was eagerly anticipating a reunion with old rivals Barcelona.

Ronaldo tested positive whilst he was on international duty with Portugal

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Juventus were drawn against Barcelona, but the former Real Madrid star was forced to miss the first tie, with Lionel Messi’s side winning 2-0 in Turin.

However, a negative result now means he should be available for the return fixture in December and could even come into Andrea Pirlo’s XI for this weekend’s clash with Spezia.

In the last week, Ronaldo took to social media to show his anger at the testing process, where despite suffering no symptoms, he has been forced to quarantine.

On Wednesday, he posted: “Feeling good and healthy!”

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Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) is a common form of Covid-19 testing taken within a swab or saliva sample.

In Ronaldo’s absence, Messi scored as Barcelona beat Juventus 2-0 in midweek

The forward’s sister Katia Aveiro reacted somewhat more angrily at Ronaldo’s absence due to Covid-19 in a rant on her own Instagram page last week.

“If Cristiano Ronaldo has to wake the world up, I have to say he really is a prophet from God. Thank you,” she said.

“I think thousands of people believed in the pandemic, in the tests and in the measures that have been taken, just like me.

“The biggest fraud I’ve seen since I was born. Today I read a phrase which I stand up to applaud, namely: ‘Enough of a world of puppets.’

“Please, someone, open your eyes.”

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