- Neymar has been hit with a thigh injury and will miss PSG vs Barcelona Champions League game
- The 29-year-old limped off his side's French Cup triumph over Caen earlier this week
- The Brazilian is now expected back for the second leg scheduled for March 10
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Paris Saint Germain superstar Neymar has been ruled out of his side's Champions League trip to Barcelona next week.
The 29-year-old Brazilian limped off the pitch in the 64th minute of their French Cup triumph over Caen after suffering a thigh injury.
He is now expected to stay on the sidelines for the next four weeks but should be available for the second leg in France on 10 March.
PSG confirmed on their official website after their hard-earned victory over Caen on Wednesday, February 10.
"Neymar Jr suffered a lesion to the left adductor on Wednesday evening. After analysis of clinical exams and scans, it is expected that he'll be out for around 4 weeks depending on the evolution of the injury. "
The winger was instrumental to PSG reaching their first-ever Champions League final last season but succumbed to the superiority of Bayern Munich in the end.
So far this term, he has 13 goals in 17 appearances across competitions but his performance would be slowed down due to the injury but he could bounce back in style.
It is a second blow for Pochettino, with winger Angel di Maria already ruled out of the match with a thigh injury as reported by BBC Sport.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona legend Lionel Messi has been crowned the world's best player of the decade between 2011 and 2020 by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS).
The 33-year-old beats arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo who came second on the list and eight other superstars to win the prestigious award.
Other big names on the 10 man shortlist are Andres Iniesta, Neymar, and Sergio Ramos but they didn't do well enough to earn the gong.
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