Tuesday May 5 2020
Juventus delayed by quarantine

As the training grounds reopen around Serie A, Juventus might regret allowing their stars to stay abroad for so long, as Cristiano Ronaldo for example needs a 14-day quarantine.

Ronaldo arrived back in Turin last night with a private jet, having been in Madeira since the lockdown began in early March.

As he has just come back from Portugal, he must stay inside his Turin house for 14 days in quarantine with his family.

Gonzalo Higuain is still in Argentina and it’s not clear when, or even if, he plans on returning to Italy.

Meanwhile, the doors of the Continassa training ground opened up yesterday and today, with players arriving in their cars wearing protective masks.

They will first be tested, with both swabs and blood samples, then allowed to train with social distancing guarantees.

Their delay in calling the players back from overseas could prove damaging for Juventus, as the other clubs either banned them from leaving the country or ensured they returned in good time to complete the quarantine period.

Up until last weekend, there were 10 Juve players still abroad: Cristiano Ronaldo, Higuain, Sami Khedira, Alex Sandro, Danilo, Douglas Costa, Wojciech Szczesny, Blaise Matuidi, Adrien Rabiot and Matthijs de Ligt.

The strangest case is that of De Ligt, who went to the Netherlands to visit family just days before the lockdown on training in Italy was lifted.

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