Neymar Jr returns to training ahead of big week for Paris Saint-Germain


Paris Saint-Germain have big games in three competitions coming up over the next week and look set to have Neymar back in their side.

Neymar Jr has returned to full training with Paris Saint-Germain in a big boost for the French giants ahead of three big matches across the next week.

The Brazil international did not feature in PSG’s last two matches – league wins over Montpellier and Toulouse – due to muscle fatigue.

However, Neymar is now in contention to return for Wednesday’s Classique against Marseille at the Stade Velodrome in the last 16 of the Coupe de France.

Ligue 1 leaders PSG then face fourth-placed Monaco on Saturday before hosting Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie next week.

PSG released a picture of Neymar in training on Monday, with teammate Sergio Ramos, who was recently absent due to injury, also present.

Kylian Mbappe is expected to miss at least the first leg of this tie with Bayern, but the prolific striker is still nursing a thigh injury.

Before the short break, Neymar – who celebrated his 31st birthday on Sunday – had scored 17 goals and assisted a further 14 in 25 games this season.

Those 31 strikes put Neymar level with team-mate Mbappe and behind only Manchester City’s Erling Haaland (34) among players from Europe’s top five leagues.

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