Barcelona have ‘Cristiano Ronaldo warning poster’ in dressing room

Barcelona have a poster which contains news of Cristiano Ronaldo‘s positive Covid-19 test from last year pinned up at their training ground, according to reports.

Ronaldo tested positive for the virus in October last year, and missed Juventus‘s Champions League clash with Barca.

He initially tested positive on international duty with Portugal, before again testing positive 15 days later.

Without Ronaldo, Juve lost the game 2-0. Lionel Messi and Ousmane Dembele were both on the scoresheet.

The Portuguese icon missed a total of four club matches before returning as a 55th-minute substitute against Spezia on November 1, where he scored twice.

Ronaldo story pinned up as warning to Barca players

Spanish newspaper AS report that the news story of Ronaldo’s positive test has been pinned up at Barca’s training ground as a constant reminder of the dangers of not following Covid-19 protocols.

The same report also adds that an information poster which contains the phrases “the competition is at stake” and “the rules are there to comply with them”.

LaLiga posters which relay the safety protocols in both Spanish and English can are also present on the training ground walls.

Barca defender Sergi Roberto tested positive for Covid-19 in December and had to complete 27 tests before receiving a negative result.

In announced, the club announced in January that two first-team staff members had also tested positive.

Barca manager Ronald Koeman also contracted the virus last year, before taking charge of the club in the summer.

On the pitch, Barca endured a difficult season. They had the chance to win LaLiga in their own hands at one stage but dropped points against Granada, Levante and Celta Vigo in their last six games, as well as recording a 3-3 draw against eventual champions Atletico Madrid at the Nou Camp.

Koeman’s side were knocked out at the last 16 stage of the Champions League by Paris Saint-Germain.

However, they did win the Copa del Rey, beating Athletic Bilbao 4-0 in the final.

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