Juventus Star Cristiano Ronaldo won’t play in the big Champions League match against Barcelona tonight, MySportDab reports.
The Portuguese star tested positive after a coronavirus test for the third time.
Ronaldo was with the Portugal national team when he first tested positive.
The positive test made him unavailable for Serie A games against Crotone and Hellas Verona.
Also, he missed the Champions League group stage opener against Dynamo Kiev.
But most fans were focused on Juventus’ upcoming fixture against Barcelona.
When the Champions League draw was completed, fans were very excited to have Juventus and Barcelona in the same group.
But, fans were more excited because of the possibility that Cristiano Ronaldo would face against rival Messi for the first time since he left Real Madrid.
However, Ronaldo will not be available for the match tonight against Barcelona.
According to Goal.com, The 35-year-old has tested positive for coronavirus again yesterday.
BREAKING: Cristiano Ronaldo will NOT play against Barcelona on Wednesday after testing positive for coronavirus again, Goal can confirm ❌ pic.twitter.com/3gLHNBH4cb
— Goal (@goal) October 27, 2020
It means fans must wait until December 8 to see Ronaldo line up against Messi for the 36th time in football history.
The last time Ronaldo and Messi played against each other was in a 2-2 Real Madrid, Barcelona draw in May 2018.
Both Messi and Ronaldo scored on that day and fans across the world were desperate for a reunion on Wednesday.
Now, Juventus Coach Andrea Pirlo faces a difficult to defeat the La Liga giants without Cristiano Ronaldo.
Juventus have suffered a shocking start to the new season, winning only two of their opening five games in Serie A.