Paris St Germain forward Neymar will start Tuesday for the crucial Champions League game against RB Leipzig after recovering from his injury, said the Parisian coach Thomas Tuchel.
The coach sought to give Neymar a bit of rhythm -before Tuesday’s Group H match- during the Ligue 1 match against Monaco on Friday, which ended up losing 3-2 on the Brazilian’s return to the fields of game after a three-week absence with an abductor injury.
“Neymar? It is already decided. “Yes, he will start against Leipzig,” Tuchel told French sports daily L’Equipe on Saturday.
PSG, which blew a two-goal lead against Monaco at halftime, are still first in Ligue 1 with 24 points from 11 games, four more than the principality club.
However, the Parisian team are in a very uncomfortable position in the Champions League, as they occupy third place in Group H with three points, three points behind Leipzig and the leader, Manchester United, with three games remaining.
PSG, which reached the Champions League final last season, lost 2-1 to Leipzig on 4 November.