The newest instalment of a mouth-watering Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi showdown has been placed on maintain, based on stories.
Juventus had been drawn in the identical group as Barcelona on this season’s Champions League, sparking pleasure from followers with two of the sport’s greats set to share the identical pitch as soon as once more.
Nevertheless, fears that this wouldn’t occur turned a definite chance after it was revealed Ronaldo examined constructive for coronavirus whereas on worldwide responsibility with Portugal earlier this month.
Ronaldo was dominated out of Juve’s Serie A conflict with Verona final weekend having nonetheless returned a constructive COVID check.
And now he received’t be in competition to play in opposition to Messi as he has nonetheless examined constructive for the sickness on Tuesday, report Sky Sports activities Italia per Soccer Italia.
Juve and Barca are anticipated to achieve the last-16 of their group with ease, having kicked off their campaigns with snug wins over Dynamo Kiev and Hungarian facet Ferencvarosi TC respectively.
However the two clashes between the Italian and Spanish giants are anticipated to be essential in deciding who tops Group G with an assumed simpler last-16 draw going to the group winner.
The conflict on Wednesday will happen in Turin on Wednesday, whereas the return match on the Camp Nou is because of occur on December 8.
Ronaldo and Messi have confronted one another 35 occasions of their respective careers however the two haven’t locked horns since Might 2018.
It occurred in Ronaldo’s remaining season at Actual Madrid, with Los Blancos taking part in out a 2-2 draw of their LaLiga El Clasico conflict.
Each Ronaldo and Messi acquired on the scoresheet that day with a purpose every, whereas Gareth Bale acquired Actual’s different purpose and Luiz Suarez scored Barca’s different purpose.
However it seems to be just like the wait to see Ronaldo face Messi once more will go on.
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