Cristiano Ronaldo tests positive for coronavirus
The Portuguese star recently appeared in the UEFA Nation’s League as his Portugal team faced off against Kylian Mbappe and France’s national team in Group 3 proceedings. The highly anticipated star-studded clash between the two squads ultimately ended in a scoreless draw.
Despite the stalemate result, Portugal managed to gain control of the pace for the majority of the match. The team had a 51% possession rate compared to their counterpart’s 49%. Portugal also connected on 582 of the players’ passes as opposed to France’s 576.
Cristiano Ronaldo and his team sit atop the group standings with two wins and a draw, while France followed in second place while also accounting for the same win-loss tally. Croatia followed in the third spot with a 1-2 record, while Sweden rounded off the group with a three-game losing skid.
Portugal is slated to face Sweden on Oct. 14 at Estádio José Alvalade in Lisbon, Portugal. The national team is aiming to defend its 2018-2019 championship in the biennial international football competition.
The 35-year-old football star will also be making an appearance in the 2020 UEFA Champions League and will be gunning for the fifth league title of his career. Due to his recent contraction of the coronavirus, Cristiano Ronaldo will most likely miss Juventus’ opening game against Dynamo Kyiv scheduled on Oct. 20 at NSC Olimpiyskiy in Ukraine.
The Italian squad is staged together with Spanish club F.C. Barcelona, the Hungarian-based Ferencvárosi TC, and the Ukranian Premier League’s Dynamo Kyiv in Group G proceedings.