For the first time in his Paris Saint-Germain career, Neymar Jr. will play in the second leg of a UEFA Champions League match in the knockout stage.
Just typing that sentence felt strange but it’s true. PSG’s superstar has unfortunately been injured at this point in the season since his record-breaking arrival in the summer of 2017.
It’s a good thing that Neymar is fit and ready to go because PSG has an uphill battle against Borussia Dortmund after losing the first leg 2-1 at Signal Iduna Park on February 18.
Saturday’s fixture at RC Strasbourg was postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus, so PSG took the opportunity to train in Paris instead with their full attention squarely on the rematch against Dortmund.
According to PSG’s official website, the team participated in a game with small goals and then finished a “tough session” with a nine-against-nine game with bigger goals. There is another training session scheduled for Monday at the Ooredoo Training Centre.
Photos from the session certainly depict a squad that is putting in the work to prepare for a very difficult Dortmund side with loads of pace and quality. On his Instagram Story, Neymar reshared some of the photos from the session and added his own captions but this one, in particular, stood out:
Neymar won’t need to be told how important advancing past Dortmund is to his legacy. He came to PSG to write his own history in the game and not live off of Lionel Messi’s accomplishments at FC Barcelona. On Wednesday night, he’ll have an opportunity to take a big step towards that goal but only if he remains focused.
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