2021-02-11 by Daisy I.
Neymar in doubt for Barcelona Champions League clash after injury withdrawal
Paris Saint-Germain deal with an anxious wait to discover the level of Neymar’s injury after the Brazilian was withdrawn throughout Wednesday’s Coupe de France clash with Caen.
The Ligue 1 champs start their Champions League last-16 tie versus Barcelona next week, having actually fallen at the last in 2019-20.
And they will be desperate to rely on the capabilities of their star striker, who has actually missed out on a number of crucial components for his club in the competitors.
The ex-Santos and Barcelona forward began for his side in the Coupe de France as one of the couple of routine first-teamers as Mauricio Pochettino turned his XI for the round-of-64 encounter.
PSG made the advancement simply after half-time, when Moise Kean struck the back of the web.
But the club’s pleasure showed brief when 64 minutes into the video game, Neymar decreased holding his left adductor muscle.
The Brazilian vanished directly down the tunnel, with Kylian Mbappe aborted the bench to change his typical strike partner.
PSG won the match 1-0 however will now deal with an anxious wait on Neymar’s status.
After the video game, Kean revealed optimism that his team-mate would not miss out on whenever, informing Eurosport: “Everything is fine. He is ready. He’s going to be ready for the next game.”
It is not the very first time Neymar’s health has actually taken centre-stage ahead of a crucial European knockout match.
In the 2017-18 season, his very first considering that finishing a world-record transfer from Barca, the striker fractured a metatarsal bone and missed out on the last 3 months of the season, throughout which time PSG bombed out of the Champions League last 16 at the hands ofReal Madrid
He then suffered a nearly similar fate in January 2019, and might just search as the French side were disturbed by Manchester United at the exact same phase.
The very first leg of the smash hit Champions League tie starts on Tuesday atCamp Nou
Barca will then take a trip to Parc des Princes for the return leg on March 10.