Is Neymar playing for PSG vs. Real Madrid? Latest update ahead of Champions League Round of 16
Paris Saint-Germain have the most star-studded attacking trio in Europe — Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar — and there's a chance that supporters will be able to see all three playing together in the Champions League Round of 16
PSG will likely need them, too, with the opposition being record 13-time European champions Real Madrid.
While Messi and Mbappe have been teaming up of late, Neymar is only now returning from an ankle injury and some reports indicate he's even an option to start in the first leg against Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes.
"My decision is made whether Neymar will play [vs. Real Madrid] or not, 90 minutes or less," manager Mauricio Pochettino said in the lead-up to the opening match of the series. "I won't say anything for the moment."
Neymar is on the comeback from injury, having hurt his ankle in Ligue 1 action against Saint-Etienne in November as he attempted to avoid a challenge and landed awkwardly.
The 30-year-old has now returned to full training— and could well play a part in the forthcoming crunch encounter.
Neymar picked up the injury on November 28, 2021 as his side beat Saint-Etienne 3-1 at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (video above).
The club later confirmed that Neymar had suffered ligament damage in his ankle and required a 6-8 week recovery period before returning to full training