Prior to the last-16 match at Allianz Stadium, Juventus released a statement on Twitter saying that the Portugal star had been diagnosed with the condition that causes swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses.
“Cristiano Ronaldo was struck by a bout of sinusitis this afternoon and will not be present at the Allianz Stadium for tonight’s match,” the club said.
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Wednesday night marks Juve’s first foray into the Coppa Italia this term as the club looks to take back the title after they were knocked out by Atalanta last season as the four-time defending champions.
More to follow…