Turin: Cristiano Ronaldo has reported back to Juventus’ training center after a 10- week absence. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner showed up for medical tests with the Serie A leaders.
Ronaldo observed a two week isolation period at his home in Turin after spending the lockdown period in his native Portugal. Ronaldo has not been alongside his teammates since helping Juventus to a 2- 0 win over Inter Milan on March 8. He flew to his home island of Madeira, Portugal, after that.
Serie A was suspended a day later when the Italian government ordered a nationwide lockdown. The league is hoping to resume playing on June 13. Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Inter Milan will play a series of friendlies next year to raise money for medical facilities in Italy and Spain.
The three round-robin games have been dubbed the “European Solidarity Cup” and thousands of medical staff and carers will get tickets for their work fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Dates for the games will be set when the calendar for 2021 is clear and fans are allowed back into stadiums.