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31.10.2020 Football News

Cristiano Ronaldo Recovers From COVID-19

By Skysports
Cristiano Ronaldo is in contention to play for Juventus on Sunday
LISTEN OCT 31, 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo is in contention to play for Juventus on Sunday

Cristiano Ronaldo has fully recovered from coronavirus, 19 days after initially testing positive for the disease.

The Juventus forward, 35, initially returned a positive test while on international duty with Portugal earlier this month.

Juventus were without the five-time Ballon d'Or winner for their previous four matches, including Wednesday's Champions League Group G defeat to Barcelona, winning just once in that time.

But the former Real Madrid and Manchester United forward is available once again as Juventus resume their Serie A campaign at Spezia on Sunday.

The statement from Juventus read: "Cristiano Ronaldo carried out a check with a diagnostic test (swab) for Covid 19.

"The exam provided a negative result. The player has, therefore, recovered after 19 days and is no longer subjected to home isolation."

There was a big build-up surrounding Ronaldo's potential reunion with Barcelona's Lionel Messi, but the forward's prolonged bout of coronavirus delayed two of football's best-ever players meeting again.

They will, though, have the chance to face off when Juventus head to Barcelona on December 8 in the penultimate group game of their Champions League campaign.

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