NEYMAR TO MISS BARCELONA CLASH AGAIN
PSG talisman Neymar has been ruled out of the Champions League clash with Barcelona next month with the muscular injury sustained earlier this month. PSG will play hosts to Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie next month and it had been hoped that Neymar will feature for the French champions during that game but that won't be possible according to manager Mauricio Pochettino. The newly appointed PSG boss gave an injury update on Neymar at the weekend and according to him, the Brazilian international still has three more weeks on the sidelines. Neymar sustained the muscular injury during the league game against Caen and that ruled him out of the first leg with Barcelona, which ended in a 4-1 away win for PSG. KylianMbappe was the star of the show as he scored a hattrick to move PSG closer to the Champions League quarterfinals. Barcelona would need a miracle to qualify for the next stage of the competition as they need at least four goals to have any chance of making it to the final eight in the Champions League this season. The other PSG goal was scored by Everton loaneeMoise Kean. Moise Kean is on loan at PSG from the Merseysiders.
KylianMbappe set the Champions League stage on fire last week in the absence of Neymar but he was unable to replicate that form on the domestic front after PSG were beaten at home by his former club AS Monaco at the weekend. AS Monaco beat the champions 2-0 to close the gap on PSG to within two points and also complete the double over the capital club. PSG now trail leaders Lille by four points as a result of the home defeat to AS Monaco. Lyon are in second place, while PSG and AS Monaco are in third and fourth place respectively.