PSG – Lille: Neymar too fair to be aligned, Pablo Sarabia also absent

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PSG will have to do without Neymar to face Lille on Wednesday March 17 in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France (live at 5:35 p.m. on France 2 and France.tv). The Brazilian is insufficiently recovered from his groin injury.

The return of Neymar, it is not yet for now. The star of Paris Saint-Germain, whose presence in training in recent days suggested an imminent recovery, will not be in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France on Wednesday March 17 against Lille. The striker will miss his second shock after the knockout stages of the Champions League against his former club, FC Barcelona. Neymar was hit on February 10 in the Coupe de France in Caen (1-0).

His resumption of the race on February 25, then his participation in oppositions at the Camp des loges seemed to bring the Auriverde closer to the competition. But the Parisian club has obviously decided to take all possible precautions to avoid a relapse of its star player, who missed 23 of the 41 matches played by PSG this season. “Neymar continues his individual work“specifies the club’s medical point. Next opportunity for a comeback on Sunday for another crucial meeting at the end of the Parisian season, a trip to Lyon in Ligue 1 (Sunday at 9:00 p.m.) with the aim of washing away the affront of the setback suffered Sunday against Nantes (1-2).

In addition to Neymar, Pablo Sarabia is hit in the right hip and will be absent against Lille. Spanish “will do individual work until the international break“and will also miss the match in Lyon. Operated in September, Juan Bernat is still recovering. Alessandro Florenzi is for his part back, just like Moïse Kean, recovered from his isolation because of the Covid-19.

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