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Neymar OUT of PSG’s Champions League second leg against former club Barcelona

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Neymar has been ruled out of Paris Saint-Germain‘s Champions League second leg against Barcelona.

The Brazil star missed the 4-1 victory for the Ligue 1 champions at the Camp Nou last month with an adductor injury.

He returned to partial training with Mauricio Pochettino’s squad last week and hopes had been raised that the 29-year-old could feature from the bench in the second part of the last-16 tie on Wednesday at the Parc des Princes.

Neymar has been ruled out of PSG's Champions League second leg against Barcelona

Neymar has been ruled out of PSG's Champions League second leg against Barcelona

Neymar has been ruled out of PSG’s Champions League second leg against Barcelona

Neymar suffered an adductor injury six days before the first leg victory at Camp Nou

Neymar suffered an adductor injury six days before the first leg victory at Camp Nou

Neymar suffered an adductor injury six days before the first leg victory at Camp Nou

But the French club have confirmed they are taking no risks with their star forward and he will therefore play no part in the home leg against his former club either, instead carrying on with recovery work on an individual basis. 

‘Neymar Jr resumed partial training with the squad last week and will continue his individual recovery work,’ a club statement read.

‘A new point (update) will be made in the coming days.’

Neymar – who left Barcelona for PSG in a £198million deal in 2017 – has been out of action since picking up a knock in a French Cup clash with Caen on February 10.

He appeared ready to feature after returning to training last week but will now not be risked

He appeared ready to feature after returning to training last week but will now not be risked

He appeared ready to feature after returning to training last week but will now not be risked

The former Barcelona star therefore missed the chance to return to the Camp Nou six days later, as team-mate Kylian Mbappe’s hat-trick saw the Ligue 1 side set one foot into the quarter-finals. 

Boss Pochettino however will also be without their other goalscorer from that night in Catalonia, Moise Kean, who is still isolating after becoming the latest PSG star to test positive for coronavirus.

Left-back Juan Bernat will also be unavailable as continues his rehabilitation and his personal recovery from a serious cruciate ligament rupture injury.

The club also confirmed No 2 goalkeeper Sergio Rico missed training due to personal reasons. 

PSG will also be without Moise Kean, who scored in the first leg, after testing positive for Covid

PSG will also be without Moise Kean, who scored in the first leg, after testing positive for Covid

PSG will also be without Moise Kean, who scored in the first leg, after testing positive for Covid

The French champions head into the game 4-1 up after Kylian Mbappe's first-leg hat-trick

The French champions head into the game 4-1 up after Kylian Mbappe's first-leg hat-trick

The French champions head into the game 4-1 up after Kylian Mbappe’s first-leg hat-trick

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