Neymar stretchered off with ankle damage forward of Bayern second leg

Paris Saint-Germain ahead Neymar was pressured off the sphere on a stretcher Sunday after twisting his proper ankle in a hard-fought 4-3 win towards Lille within the French league, Ligue 1.

Neymar picked up the damage in the beginning of the second half after the Brazil ahead scored PSG’s second objective earlier than the interval.

PSG led 2-1 when Neymar was injured following contact with Lille’s Benjamin André.

PSG has been struggling because the begin of the yr, with stars Neymar and Lionel Messi underperforming. Neymar has been on the tip of sharp criticism for a perceived lack of dedication after French media reported that he attended a poker event and dined at a fast-food restaurant a day after PSG misplaced to Bayern Munich, 1-0, on the Parc des Princes within the Champions League spherical of 16.

Neymar, who broken the identical ankle on the World Cup in Qatar, gave PSG a 2-0 lead on the finish of a fast-developing collective transfer he additionally began, slotting the ball into an empty internet from Vitinha’s help.

It’s unclear whether or not Neymar will be capable of play subsequent Sunday towards Marseille in French soccer’s greatest match.

“He sprained his right ankle. He is undergoing tests to know the extent,” PSG coach Christophe Galtier stated.

PSG misplaced one other key participant towards Lille, with Nuno Mendes going off close to the half-hour mark. Mendes, who performed on the left aspect of PSG’s backline towards Lille, was substituted after colliding with winger Jonathan Bamba. Galtier stated Mendes’ damage doesn’t look to be severe.

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Reporting by Associated Press.

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