Juventus star Ronaldo out for Champions League clash against Messi and Barcelona

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo will not play against Barcelona in their Champions League clash on Wednesday.

He will now miss out on Wednesday’s Group G clash at the Allianz Stadium, which was set to see him renew his rivalry with Barcelona star Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo has not featured for Juve since the 2-2 draw against Roma in late-September and his absence is now set to continue.

Meanwhile, Italian sports ministerVincenzo Spadafora has said Ronaldois under investigation for a possible breaching of protocolafter he flew back to Italy following his positive test result.

In order to play in Wednesday’s clash with formerLa Ligarivals Lionel Messi and Barcelona, Ronaldo needed to test negative on Tuesday as protocol states a player must have a negative test 24 hours before kickoff.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid star was tested again ahead of the European encounter and coach Andrea Pirlo revealed on Tuesday that the club were still waiting on the results.

Source : goal.com