Ronaldo blasts 'bullsh*t' Covid-19 test after being ruled out of Juventus match against Barcelona

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Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Juventus' Champions League fixture against Barcelona on Wednesday after being left out of the squad following his positive Covid-19 test.

Ronaldo has been self-isolating since he tested positive for the virus while away on international duty with Portugal this month.

The Bianconeri star has made just two appearances for the Serie A club this season, having last played in the 2-2 draw against Roma at the end of September.

The 35-year-old attacker had hoped to feature in Juve's Group G fixture against Barca, meaning a chance to once again go up against Lionel Messi, but needed a negative test 24 hours prior to kick-off in Turin.

The former Real Madrid player, who has been Juve's top scorer for the past two seasons, enjoyed a fierce rivalry with Messi on the pitch during his time in La Liga.

In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Ronaldo said he was "feeling good and healthy", but the five-time Ballon d'Or winner then followed that up with a comment questioning the accuracy of the Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. 

"PCR IS BULLSH*T", he wrote, before eventually deleting the comment.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Felling good and healthy! 🤷🏽‍♂️😉 Forza Juve! 💪🏽 #finoallafine

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PCR tests are the most common way to test for coronavirus and is believed to be the most accurate. The test is performed by collecting a swab or sputum sample - mucus coughed up from the lungs - from the nose or throat. The sample is then enlarged in a machine and inspected for coronavirus genetic material.

Juventus confirmed the forward's absence from the squad for the midweek clash in Turin, while centre-back Leonardo Bonucci was included in Andrea Pirlo's list, however, having passed a late fitness test.

Juve are unbeaten in all competitions so far this season, but have won just two matches and drawn four. Pirlo's side started their Champions League campaign with a 2-0 win against Dynamo Kyiv in Ukraine, while Barca beat Hungarian outfit Ferencvaros 5-1 at Camp Nou last week.