Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Italy to complete isolating


Cristiano Ronaldo was again in Italy after testing constructive for the coronavirus in Portugal.

The Juventus ahead traveled on a “medical flight” from Lisbon to Turin on Wednesday to complete his isolation interval.

“Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Italy with a medical flight authorised by the competent well being authorities on the request of the participant and can proceed his fiduciary isolation at his dwelling,” Juventus stated in a press release.

The Portuguese each day Document had earlier confirmed photographs of the small jet-engine airplane it stated was utilized by Ronaldo. The white, blue and purple plane had the phrase “ambulance” painted on its engines.

The 35-year-old Ronaldo had been separated from the remainder of the Portugal group after testing constructive for COVID-19 on Monday. He was stated to be asymptomatic and in good well being situation.

Ronaldo examined constructive two days earlier than the staff’s Nations League match in opposition to Sweden in Lisbon. He was dropped from the squad after one other check on Tuesday confirmed the constructive end result. He had performed within the Nations League match in opposition to France on Sunday, and in opposition to Spain in a pleasant final week.

Nobody else within the Portuguese squad had examined constructive forward of Wednesday’s match in opposition to Sweden, which it received 3-0 with a pair of targets by Ronaldo’s alternative Diogo Jota. Ronaldo posted a photograph on his social media accounts with him carrying Portugal’s jersey in entrance of a tv set with the sport on.

“It is as if I used to be there,” he wrote.

Ronaldo started his isolation on the staff’s coaching middle on Monday. Photos printed by Portuguese media on Tuesday confirmed him on a balcony overlooking his teammates training on the coaching middle. In one of many images, he was proven giving the thumbs-up signal.

Earlier than the Monday check end result was recognized, Ronaldo posted a photograph exhibiting him and the remainder of the Portugal squad having a meal collectively. The gamers had been all shut to one another at a desk, with a smiling Ronaldo apparently taking the photograph on the entrance finish.

The Portuguese soccer federation confirmed photographs of the gamers strolling whereas carrying masks on Wednesday. Two different Portugal gamers, José Fonte and Anthony Lopes, examined constructive for COVID-19 just lately.

Ronaldo was more likely to miss Juventus’ Serie A match at Crotone on Saturday and the staff’s Champions League opener at Dynamo Kyiv on Tuesday. And relying on his situation and the outcomes of future checks, he might additionally miss the much-anticipated match in opposition to Barcelona on Oct. 28.

Juventus had been in isolation following constructive checks for 2 employees members, however Ronaldo and 6 different gamers had been allowed to depart and be part of their nationwide groups. On Wednesday, midfielder Weston Mckennie examined constructive for the virus and Juventus stated its gamers and employees will return into isolation within the membership lodge within the night.

Different soccer gamers who’ve examined constructive for COVID-19 just lately embody Neymar, Kylian Mbappé, Paul Pogba, Paulo Dybala, Ángel Di María, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Diego Costa.

The Portuguese authorities on Wednesday introduced new restrictions to assist comprise a surge in coronavirus circumstances.

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