It is extremely difficult for Cristiano Ronaldo to play for Juventus against Barcelona after his diagnosis of COVID-19, as the UEFA protocol might prohibit it.
While in international duty with Portugal, the winner of the Ballon d’Or was tested positive for Coronavirus today.
The UEFA policy allows a player to be COVID-negative for at least seven days before a Champions League or Europa League match is eligible to take place. It will be extremely unlikely for him to recover in time, considering Ronaldo’s positive test on 13 October and Juve’s Barcelona clash on 28 October.
‘Participants from Group 1 or Group 2 who have stated that they have now recovered from the virus are encouraged to send their reports to UPAP, including the date of diagnosis of the virus, complete the related medical history and any other medical records in this context, e.g. SARS-CoV-2-RNA test or any other laboratory test, “reads the protocol released by UEFA.
“This must be given at least one week before the next UEFA match of the team.”
CR7 will probably miss the upcoming matches against Crotone and Dynamo Kyiv.