Paris Saint-Germain confirmed on Tuesday that Neymar will not be fit to return in time to face Barcelona tomorrow in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.
The Brazilian missed out on a reunion with his former team in the first leg at the Camp Nou after picking up an adductor injury.
Neymar has returned to training but is still not quite ready to make his return. Moise Kean, who scored in the first leg, will also miss out.
Here’s PSG’s statement:
“Sergio Rico is not participating in training this morning for personal reasons.
“Neymar JR resumed partial training with the squad last week and will continue his individual recovery work. A new assessment will be made in the coming days.
“Juan Bernat continues his rehabilitation and his personal recovery.
“Moise Kean is still in isolation due to Covid-19.”
Source | PSG
The French champions will still be big favorites to go through after claiming a 4-1 win in the first leg at Barcelona, leaving the Catalan giants in need of something special on Wednesday if they are to go through.