PSG ace Neymar ruled out of Champions League clash against Leipzig due to injury


The Brazilian star picked up an injury during international duty.

PSG ace Neymar will miss the Champions League clash against RB Leipzig due to injury, confirmed by the club.

The Brazilian superstar picked up an adductor injury during the international break, which would keep him out of action for Wednesday’s clash against the German club and possibly for the weekend’s league game against Marseille as well.

The 29-year-old was part of the Brazilian national team that played against Colombia and Uruguay in the World Cup qualifiers last week.

PSG’s club statement read (h/t Goal): “Neymar Jr has been suffering from adductor pain since his return from the national team and will have to extend a period of treatment for a few days before a normal return to the group.”

The former Barcelona star hasn’t enjoyed a productive start to the season, racking up only 1 goal and 2 assists in 5 Ligue 1 games so far.

He also made a shocking admission last week that he could retire from the national team after the next year’s World Cup due to his inability to cope up with the mental struggles.

Despite Neymar’s absence, PSG have Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi in the attack, with both players coming off an impressive international break. They could be partnered with Angel Di Maria or Pablo Sarabia.

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino will also be without the services of Leandro Paredes and Sergio Ramos due to injury problems.

Les Parisiens have made a good start to the UCL this season, picking up a draw against Club Brugge and a thumping win against Manchester City.