An Italian press report confirmed that Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo was the first player to break the rules of quarantine and forced isolation of Juventus last weekend.
Juventus was subjected to health isolation in a hotel near the training center, after two employees tested positive for the Coronavirus last Saturday.
According to the Italian newspaper “La Gazzetta dello Sport”, Ronaldo did not agree to stay in the hotel for several days, because that would have prevented him from playing Portugal’s friendly match against Spain (0-0).
Ronaldo and the rest of his teammates had already taken two negative tests, but according to Italian federation protocol, they needed another test in the following days to allow them to leave the hotel.
The newspaper pointed out that Ronaldo raised his voice in front of the club’s managers and colleagues, and decided to leave the dressing room of the “Allianz Stadium”, where the team arrived on Sunday evening to face Napoli, who did not attend the match.
Ronaldo returned home before traveling to Portugal to join his country the next day.
Ronaldo was not the only player who broke the isolation, but was followed by Argentine Paulo Dybala, Colombian Cuadrado, Brazilian Daniilo, Uruguayan Rodrigo, Bentancur and Turkish Merre Demiral, who joined the national teams, while Buffon returned home.
On winning, Juventus notified members of the local health authority, who will notify the Public Prosecutor’s office of the names of the players who broke the rules.
The rest of the team stayed at the hotel until Wednesday, and when the isolation period ended, the players were allowed to return home.