Ronaldo wins battle against coronavirus after 19 days
Published: 02:06 PM, 31 October 2020
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the battle against coronavirus after nearly three weeks. The Italian club confirmed the information on its website on Friday.
The 35-year-old first tested positive for COVID-19 on 13 October while playing with Portugal. He had been in self-isolation since returning to Italy.
"Ronaldo carried out a check with a diagnostic test (swab) for COVID-19. The exam provided a negative result," the Italian champions said in a statement.
"The player has, therefore, recovered after 19 days and is no longer subjected to home isolation."
Juventus next play at promoted Spezia on Sunday, with all matches now behind closed doors following a recent surge in COVID-19 cases, with a record number of over 31,000 people testing positive in a 24-hour period in Italy on Friday.
Ronaldo had missed four games including Wednesday's 2-0 Champions League defeat to Lionel Messi's Barcelona, and Juventus's 2-0 win at Dynamo Kiev in their Group G opener.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner's return will be a boost for Andrea Pirlo's faltering side who are fifth in Serie A, four points behind leaders AC Milan.