Neymar Unavailable for PSG In Champions League Game Vs Bayern

Neymar with Paris Saint-Germain in 2018
Neymar with Paris Saint-Germain in 2018. Photo by James Marsh/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9381811ci)

Paris Saint-Germain is set to be without key player Neymar Jr. as they gear up to face Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash. PSG travels to the Allianz Arena to face Bayern on Wednesday night, where they will hope to overturn their 1-0 deficit.

Neymar was stretchered off the field during PSG’s dramatic 4-3 win against Lilli last month, with scans later revealing that he had suffered some damaged ligaments. His recovery was expected to take between two and three weeks.

When asked at a news conference on Friday about the likelihood of Neymar’s return ahead of the Champions League match, manager Christophe Galtier replied: “No, I think he is out against Bayern.”

In addition, Neymar has not engaged in any intensive treatment and rehabilitation aimed at helping him to become match fit ahead of Wednesday’s clash.

The Brazilian missed PSG’s 3-0 victory over Marseille on Sunday and will also be absent from the Ligue 1 leaders’ game against Nantes on Saturday night.