Andrea Pirlo said Cristiano Ronaldo will be able to play when Juventus host Barcelona in the Champions League match later.
At a glance Sports – Cristiano Ronaldo has just tested positive for the second time, indicating he will not be able to play, but Andrea Pirlo dismissed the reports.
Ronaldo, who is the spearhead of Juventus' attack, must catch time to be able to play against Barcelona later.
He initially tested positive while on international duty with Portugal, and has missed two matches so far.
In his absence, Juve struggled to draw 1-1 with newly promoted Crotone and beat Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 in the Champions League.
Reports in Spain claim Ronaldo has tested positive for the coronavirus again, so he won't be able to return in time for his reunion with Lionel Messi.
However, Andrea Pirlo said Juve were still waiting for the final round of test results.
Ronaldo can play against Barca if he returns a negative Covid-19 test 24 hours before the match.
“As far as Cristiano Ronaldo is concerned, there is no news. We are waiting for the final results. “
“We did it this morning. He underwent tests at his home and if there is new news we will share it with the public. ” Pirlo told reporters on Saturday
Pirlo Ensures Cristiano Ronaldo Can Play Against Barcelona
Meanwhile, Paulo Dybala was also confirmed to be demoted by him,
Pirlo admitted the forward was angry at being left out against Crotone last week, but, after Federico Chiesa was sent off, he felt he could not include another striker.
“Dybala will play. He just needs to train. He didn't have much time to work with us and on several occasions there was no way to take him as we got a few red cards.
“In Kiev on Tuesday he was back on the pitch. Now he is recovering and well, it's true that he played from the start. ” close Pirlo
Cristiano Ronaldo's match against Lionel Messi is the latest meeting of the two stars,
Because Ronaldo, who moved to Juventus from Real Madrid, made it difficult for the two to meet, and is now looking forward to it.
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