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Neymar to miss out on Real Madrid clash


Neymar to miss out on Real Madrid clash

Neymar will miss out on PSG's Champions League tie with Real Madrid

The world's most expensive player, Neymar, will miss out on Paris Saint-Germain's crucial Champions League last-16 second-leg clash with Real Madrid next week after he was diagnosed with a fractured metatarsal and a sprained ankle. 

The Brazilian star was last seen in action during Sunday's Ligue 1 tie with Marseille, before being stretchered off of the pitch in tears and clear discomfort. 

After shocking the football world in August by moving to France from Barcelona in a £200 million move, Neymar has hit the ground running with his new club, finding the back of the net twenty-nine times in his first thirty games for the club. 

Neymar and the rest of his all-star teammates have wasted no time in assuring that they are on track to regain their Ligue 1 title this season, opening up a fourteen point gap at the top of the table. 

Their lethal and mesmerising attacking play has also led many to suggest that they are in with a genuine chance of Champions League success as well this season, but this latest development will come as a huge blow. 

Trailing 3-1 from the first leg with Real Madrid, the absence of Neymar will make PSG's route to the quarterfinals even harder if they are to move their domestic dominance on to a continental scale. 

It has not been confirmed exactly how long Paris Saint-Germain will be without their biggest of superstars, but it is expected that he will be missing from action for at least a month. 

Before that Champions League tie, PSG have two more fixtures, the first of which is against Marseille on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the Coupe de France.