Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar doubtful for Real Madrid UEFA Champions League tie
Posted: 26 February 2018 Time: 09:00
Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar left the pitch in tears during their 3-0 Le Classique win over Marseille on Sunday, leaving his participation for the Real Madrid clash next week in doubt.
It appeared as the perfect evening for the Ligue 1 leaders with Kylian Mbappe, 19, becoming the youngest scorer in the history of the fixture, a Rolando own goal and Neymar assisting Edison Cavani for the third just before the hour mark.
However, the Parc des Princes was silenced as the world-record signing went down clutching his ankle after a robust challenge from midfielder Bouna Sarr.
Despite leaving the field in tears, Les Parisiens head coach Unai Emery is confident the former FC Barcelona forward will recover in time for the last round of 16 second-leg tie with Los Blancos in eight days time.
"It looks as if it's a sprain, but we'll run more tests," the coach said after the game, as quoted via Marca. "He is cautious, but we must be optimistic.
"If I have to say right now if I think he'll be able to play against Real Madrid then I would say yes."