Neymar To Miss Champions’ League Clash With Barcelona Over Thigh Injury

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Neymar To Miss Champions' League Clash With Barcelona Over Thigh Injury

Neymar will miss Paris Saint-Germain’s trip to former club Barcelona in the Champions League after being ruled out for up to four weeks.

The Ligue 1 club, who head to Camp Nou next Tuesday, confirmed the Brazilian had suffered an adductor injury in the Coupe de France win over Caen on Wednesday.

The estimated recovery time would also put Neymar in doubt for the return leg of the last-16 clash with Barca, which takes place on March 10.

“Neymar JR suffered a lesion to the left adductor on Wednesday evening,” read PSG’s official medical update. “After analysis of clinical exams and scans, it is expected that he’ll be out for around 4 weeks depending on the evolution of the injury.”

This is a further blow to head coach Mauricio Pochettino after the Argentine admitted that Angel Di Maria is already a major doubt for the clash after picking up an injury against Olympique de Marseille.

Since Joining PSG for $269 million in 2017, Neymar has missed three of six UCL round of 16 clashes with Les Parisiens only advancing last season — when he was fit enough to play in both legs against Borussia Dortmund and score. 

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