Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for COVID-19

Cristiano Ronaldo reaches 100 goal milestone in Portugal's win against Sweden

The Portuguese star has been released by the Portugal national team after testing positive for coronavirus.

Portuguese ace Cristiano Ronaldo has been tested positive for coronavirus, confirmed by the Portuguese Football Federation.

FPF has also stated that the Juventus ace, who was asymptomatic, has been placed in isolation.

A statement from FPF read, “Cristiano Ronaldo was released from the work of the National Team after a positive test for COVID-19, so he will not face Sweden.

The Portuguese international is doing well, without symptoms, and in isolation.”

The 35-year-old starred in Sunday’s Nations League game against France, where Portugal picked up a goalless draw. Ronaldo joined the national team last week and also featured in the stalemate against Spain in the friendlies.

It is also reported that Portugal’s game against Sweden on Wednesday will happen as planned, with the rest of Ronaldo’s teammates testing negative for the virus.

Ronaldo was present in last month’s fixture against Sweden in which he reached the milestone of 100 international goals, an unprecedented feat in men’s football.

The former Real Madrid star is set to miss the weekend’s Serie A fixture against Crotone and next week’s Champions League game against Dynamo Kyiv.

However, he will be ready in time to face Barcelona in the Champions League later this month. 

Ronaldo has been off to an impressive start for Juventus in Serie A this season, scoring in both the games against Sampdoria and AS Roma.

Last season, he ended up second behind Ciro Immobile in the race for the Serie A golden boot. Immobile went on to win his first-ever European Golden Shoe.