Cristiano Ronaldo decided to use the break caused by coronavirus in Italy’s Serie A to return to the Bernabeu for the first time since 2018 as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 2-0 in their 128th El Classico encounter.
The former Real Madrid star joined Juventus in a shock move for £75m in July 2018.
He was supposed to spend his weekend taking on Inter Milan in their huge Serie A title scrap.
But Juventus’ game was called off, along with four other games, and rearranged for May 13 amidst fears of spreading the deadly virus, with Italy currently a hotbed for the disease.
Ronaldo watched on as
19-year-old Vinicius Jr opened scoring in the 71st minute to become the first teenager after Lionel Messi to score in an El Classico. Mariano Diaz doubled the lead at extract time to ensure Real Madrid returned to the summit of the Spanish La Liga.
CR7 might be out of action for a while considering the level of threat posed by coronavirus in Italy.
Juventus have since cancelled all trainings after their Under-23s side played Pianese.
Three Pianese FC footballers alongside one official were confirmed to have contacted COVID-19 days after the game against Juventus’ U-23 team.
Italy has seen over 1,500 reported cases of coronavirus, with 34 deaths – easily the worst-affected nation in Europe, with 11 towns currently on lockdown.