Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has (swearily) hit out at the PCR test which ruled him out of his side’s Champions League tussle with Barcelona on Wednesday.
Ronaldo first tested positive for the coronavirus on 13 October while away on international duty, before once again returning a positive result nine days later.
The Portuguese forward then took a third test on Tuesday in a late attempt to be cleared to feature for his side on Wednesday in their highly anticipated Champions League clash with Barcelona.
However, he will be unable to take part after returning a positive for a third time. An apparently asymptomatic Ronaldo has now taken to his Instagram to provide an update on his well-being, while also voicing his frustration at the testing itself.
Along with a picture of himself smiling into the camera, the former Real Madrid man wrote ‘feeling good and healthy’. But in a separate comment, Ronaldo simply wrote ‘PCR IS BULL***T’.
With Ronaldo ruled out of Wednesday’s clash, it means his first meeting with Lionel Messi since swapping Real Madrid for Juventus in 2018 will have to wait a little bit longer. Of course, Juve and Barcelona will play their second group game against each other at the start of December.
While Wednesday’s game may only be the second Champions League group match, it could prove to be a crucial game for either the Bianconeri or Barça, who both come into the contest on three points.
Andrea Pirlo’s men overcame Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 in their first game thanks to two Alvaro Morata strikes, while Barça ran out 5-1 winners over Ferencvárosi.
Juventus haven’t been convincing in Ronaldo’s absence, winning just one of their three games since the international break. This includes 1-1 draws against Crotone and Verona, two sides the Italian giants would be expected to comfortably sweep aside.