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PSG-Barcelona: absent in the first leg, Neymar will also miss the return match


The PSG star is not sufficiently recovered to participate in the knockout stages of the Champions League on Wednesday.

Paris Saint-Germain will not be able to count on Neymar for the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League against FC Barcelona, ​​Wednesday at the Parc des Princes (9:00 p.m.).

The Brazilian, injured in the groin before the first leg last month, is not sufficiently recovered to participate in the shock.

Neymar “will continue his work of individual recovery.

A new point will be made in the coming days ”, explained the PSG in its medical bulletin.

The Brazilian striker "resumed partial training with the group last week," said PSG, but is not yet ready for such a match.

The Parisian n ° 10 was injured on February 10 during the Parisian victory in Caen (L2) in the Coupe de France (1-0).

He suffered from an injury to the left adductor longus.

This new injury had already deprived him of the first leg against his former club, won 4-1 by PSG.

The bad luck of the round of 16

Since his recruitment in the summer of 2017 at a gold price (222 million euros), "Ney" has often missed crucial matches in the Champions League.

In 2018, he missed the round of 16 second leg against Real Madrid (winner 2-1 at the Parc des Princes, and 3-1 in the first leg) due to a sprained right ankle, coupled with a crack in the 5th metatarsal of a foot.

The following year, it was the two confrontations against Manchester United (2-0 / 1-3), still in the 8th, that he missed, due to an injury to his right foot.

Each time, PSG has been eliminated.

But in 2020, his excellent form allows PSG to reach the C1 final for the first time in its history, lost to Bayern Munich in August (1-0).

Italian striker Moise Kean, affected by Covid-19, is in isolation and will also be absent, as will Spanish side Juan Bernat, who is treating his knee.

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