Juventus vs. Barcelona, ​​for the Champions League: when is it, where and possible formations

The duel that captures all the attention of Group G focuses on the expectation of Cristiano Ronaldo’s recovery from the coronavirus.

From the moment the ball of Barcelona fell into the Group G, who had Juventus as head of series, they began to talk about reunion between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, who have not faced each other since the Portuguese left Real Madrid to reach Vecchia Signora, two years ago.

Why doesn’t Cristiano Ronaldo play in Dinamo vs. Juventus in the Champions League?

However, CR7 was infected with COVID-19 during the FIFA date, when he traveled to play with his National Team for the FIFA date, which is why his presence is still unknown, since exactly 15 days will have passed since he received the test result and the clash against Ronald Koeman’s team.

For his part, Leo decided to continue one more year at the Catalan club, although the conflicts with the leadership are still latent and his level at the start of the season is far from what the star usually shows.



Juventus: Wojciech Szczesny; Danilo, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini; Federico Bernardeschi, Rodrigo Bentancur, Arthur y Juan Guillermo Cuadrado; Dejan Kulusevski; Álvaro Morata y Federico Chiesa.

Barcelona: Neto; Sergiño Dest, Clément Lenglet, Gerard Piqué, Sergi Roberto; Frenkie De Jong, Sergio Busquets; Ansu Fati, Coutinho, Rodrigo Trincao; Lionel Messi.


Cristiano Ronaldo, with coronavirus but asymptomatic: “It is a lie that I broke the health protocol”

The Juventus player answers the Italian Minister of Sports, Vincenzo Spadafora, and assures that he followed all the recommendations of the case.

Cristiano Ronaldo has used social networks to send a message of tranquility after last Tuesday it was known that the forward of Portugal and Juventus had tested positive for the Covid-19 coronavirus. In that sense, the 35-year-old Portuguese international said in an Instagram Live that he is fine, that he is asymptomatic and that he has not broken the health protocol by traveling to his native country to face his recovery there, as the Italian Minister of Sports, Vincenzo Spadafora, had said.

“It’s a lie that I broke the protocol”

Naked torso, smile on his lips. Ronaldo enjoys the sun in the garden of his house and, in Portuguese but with a touch of English, reassured everyone about his state of health: “I’m fine. I’m asymptomatic, I slept well last night. Thanks for the messages. I hope to get back to training soon” , expressed the crack of Madeira.

Ronaldo also had time to respond to the Italian Minister of Sports, Vincenzo Spadafora, who yesterday accused him of having broken the health protocol: “It’s a lie, I didn’t break it. According to Juventus and the Portuguese national team, we did everything possible to respect the established procedure. A man in Italy says I didn’t respect the rules, but that’s not true. I had no contact with nobody, not even in Turin. ”

And I add: “My family is living on another floor of the house and that is why we cannot have contact. But when you are in the right mind, there are no problems.”

Cristiano set off the alarms on Tuesday

The news was known on Tuesday afternoon, when it was learned that Ronaldo tested positive for coronavirus and that, consequently, he would miss the Portuguese team’s match against Sweden on Wednesday, valid for the group stage of the Football Nations League (finished 3-0 for the Portuguese).

As anticipated by the Portuguese federation , Cristiano Ronaldo was asymptomatic and does not present symptoms of the disease, something that the former Real Madrid player himself has confirmed on Instagram.

It should be noted that, after Ronaldo’s positive, the Portuguese players were subjected to new tests that Tuesday morning, all yielding negative results, so they were at the disposal of Fernando Santos for the clash with Sweden.

The games that Cristiano Ronaldo will miss with Juventus

According to Italian protocol, Cristiano Ronaldo would miss the matches of the Serie A against Crotone and Hellas Verona.

Too the Champions League match against Dynamo Kiev will be lost for sure in which it will be the premiere of Juventus.

Will he play against Barcelona?

It remains to be seen if he will arrive on time for the match against Barcelona on the second day of the maximum continental competition, which is played on October 28 at 9:00 p.m. in which it was going to be the reunion of the morbid in front of Messi.

What does the UEFA protocol say about positives

“It is currently recognized that those footballers who have recovered from COVID-19 may still be at risk of testing positive for PCR again, despite not having a risk of infection or virus symptoms … The SARS test -CoV-2-RNA or any other laboratory test must be provided at least one week before the team’s next UEFA match. This information will then be analyzed by UPAP who can provide recommendations to the interested team and UEFA regarding to the possible measures to take.

October 17 20:45 Crotone vs. Juventus A league
October 20 18:55 Dinamo vs. Juventus Champions League
October 25 20:45 Juventus vs. Hellas Verona A league
October 28 21:00 Juventus vs. Barcelona Champions League*