Neymar: Paris St-Germain’s injured forward could still face Real Madrid


Paris St-Germain forward Neymar has a “small chance” of playing in next Tuesday’s Champions League last-16 second-leg tie against Real Madrid.

The 26-year-old Brazilian is recovering from a fractured metatarsal and sprained ankle he suffered in Sunday’s Ligue 1 win over Marseille.

PSG coach Unai Emery denied reports that the world’s most expensive player will need surgery.

“Neymar wants to play every game – he’s focused on Real,” he added.

“I think there’s a small chance that he’ll be ready for the match.”

The striker joined PSG for a world record £200m fee from Barcelona last August and has scored 29 goals in 30 games.

PSG are 14 points clear of second-placed Monaco in the league and on 6 March will host Champions League holders Real Madrid, trailing 3-1 from the first leg.

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