Neymar Unlikely To Play In PSG's Champions League Match Against Bayern Munich Due To Ankle Injury, But Hakimi Expected To Return

Photo: Instagram/Neymar 

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward Neymar is unlikely to feature in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg against Bayern Munich, according to head coach Christophe Galtier.

PSG currently trail 1-0 after the first leg, and Neymar injured his right ankle in their recent win over Lille OSC.

Speaking ahead of their league game against Nantes, Galtier said that Neymar will be out and his absence will be detrimental to the team.

Photo: Instagram/Neymar 

PSG's medical update had suggested that Neymar's condition would be assessed on Monday, but Galtier is not expecting the 31-year-old to be available.

Meanwhile, Achraf Hakimi is expected to be back in the team for the Bayern game, as he has been training individually and is close to returning from injury.

PSG have issued their support for the player, who has been formally charged with rape by Paris region prosecutors.

Hakimi's lawyer has rejected the accusations. Galtier hopes to have the 24-year-old available for selection against Bayern.

PSG were without both Neymar and Hakimi in their recent victory over Olympique de Marseille, with Kylian Mbappe scoring twice.

The club's medical staff and Galtier's assessment of the situation regarding Hakimi are similar.

After training individually, Hakimi returned to full training and is expected to be available for selection next week.

Bayern Munich have Sadio Mane back in their squad, despite Leroy Sane's injury. Kingsley Coman scored the only goal of the first leg in Paris last month.

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Source: CBS Sports


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