Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Juventus’ Champions League clash with Lionel Messi’s Barcelona on Wednesday.
Kick-off is at 22:00 SA time.
The Bianconeri superstar missed his side’s past three matches after testing positive for COVID-19 on October 13.
A second test on October 22 also came back positive.
However, Juventus were said to be keen on making use of a rule stating that the 33-year-old only needs to test negative 24 hours ahead of the game in order to play.
However, Football Italia have now reported that Ronaldo will miss the clash against the Catalan giants as he tested positive for Covid-19 once again on Tuesday evening.
Ronaldo missed his side’s 2-0 win in their group opener at Dynamo Kiev last week.
The Argentine sent his long-standing rival a message last week, saying he hopes he can recover in time to feature in their first reunion since the Portuguese left Real Madrid for Italy in 2018.