Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar will be available for Wednesday’s Coupe de France round-of-16 clash in Marseille , coach Christophe Galtier announced on Tuesday, adding that Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches has been ruled out for a few weeks.
Is Neymar available for Coupe De France vs Olympique Marseille?
According to Galtier, Neymar has been inactive for the past few weeks but will be available for Wednesday’s Coupe de France-16 match in Marseille. Neymar is “working” and returned to training on Monday after suffering an additional strain.
Italian midfielder Marco Verratti, who returns from suspension and injury, and Spanish centre-back Sergio Ramos, who missed out against Toulouse, are also back; However, Renato Sanchez will miss Wednesday’s match and next, after being forced off with an injury in Saturday’s 22nd leg win against Toulouse (2-1) in Ligue 1.
“Renato Sanchez has injured his left leg,” said the PSG coach at the press conference. Sanchez’s injury sees him join Kylian Mbappé (left thigh) and Nordi Mukiele on the sick list. “Nordi hasn’t trained with the team yet but he is making progress and is not far from coming back,” Galtier said before talking about the fitness of centre-back Presnel Kimpembe. “Presnel has started attending sessions with some extra work and is not far from work.”