(CNN)Soccer followers wanting ahead to seeing the renewal of the rivalry between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are going to have to attend a bit longer for that prospect.
Ronaldo, who examined constructive for Covid-19 after getting back from Portugal following the current worldwide soccer break, has been omitted from Juventus’ squad to face Messi’s Barcelona within the Champions League after he didn’t return a detrimental take a look at lead to time.
UEFA protocol states a participant has till 24 hours earlier than kickoff to return a detrimental take a look at earlier than he may be declared accessible.
The 2 sides face off in Turin on Tuesday after each successful their opening group stage video games on this yr’s competitors.
Extra to observe.