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OFFICIAL: Neymar will miss match against Real Madrid

Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain just announced that their striker Neymar will have surgery on his foot later this week, forcing him to miss next week’s return leg against Real Madrid in the Champions League’s Round of 16.

After an initial treatment period of three days inline with a strict medical protocol, a joint decision has been taken between the medical staffs of both Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team.

In accordance with the player, it has been decided that Neymar Jr will undergo surgery in Brazil at the end of this week.

He will be operated on by Dr. Rodrigo Lasmar, accompanied by Professor Saillant, representing PSG.
Source: PSG

This is a huge break for Real Madrid, given that Neymar is the undisputed leader of PSG. Los Blancos could be without Marcelo, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric themselves, so Neymar’s absence will no doubt make things a bit more easy for Madrid, who still need to take care of business and keep their 3-1 lead on aggregate.

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