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Cristiano Ronaldo under police investigation over potential COVID-19 rule breach

Tom Gott
Jan 28, 2021, 2:00 PM GMT
Cristiano Ronaldo is alleged to have broken COVID-19 rules
Cristiano Ronaldo is alleged to have broken COVID-19 rules | Stefano Guidi/Getty Images

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is under investigation by police in the Italian city of Aosta over a ski trip which may have broken the country's COVID-19 laws.

Ronaldo and his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, were seen skiing in Courmayeur to celebrate her 27th birthday on January 27, but trips to the ski resort are not permitted under the current rules as Val d'Aosta is in a medium-to-high risk orange zone.

Exceptions can be made for those who own a second home in the region, but according to ANSA, that's not the case for Ronaldo, whose actions are now under investigation by local police.

This incident has also been reported by Corriere dello Sport, who claim that Ronaldo and Rodriguez took a snowmobile ride before settling down for the night in a hotel which was actually closed to the public.

Ronaldo tried to keep the getaway under the radar, but images of the trip surfaced on social media and attracted the attention of the local police. The pictures and videos have since been deleted.

The trip came on the same night as a match
The trip came on the same night as a match | Stefano Guidi/Getty Images

While Ronaldo was hitting the slopes, the rest of his Juventus team-mates were facing SPAL in the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia.

Manager Andrea Pirlo opted for a heavily rotated team but left Ronaldo out of the squad altogether, with Paulo Dybala and Rodrigo Bentancur both missing out as well, but Juventus were still far too strong for their opponents and roared to a 4-0 victory.

Goals from Alvaro Morata and left-back Gianluca Frabotta had Juventus 2-0 up at the half-time break, after which Dejan Kulusevski and Federico Chiesa both found their way on to the score sheet to seal a comfortable victory.

Ronaldo is currently Serie A's top goalscorer this season, having bagged 15 goals in as many appearances for Juventus.

Despite Ronaldo's electric form, Pirlo's men have struggled to live up to expectations this season. They currently sit fifth in the Serie A standings, seven points behind leaders AC Milan with a game in hand.

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