Cafu: 'PSG can reach Champions League final without Neymar'

Cafu believes Paris Saint-Germain id capable of reaching the Champions League final without Neymar who is out of action until April due to a foot injur.

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Paris Saint-Germain can reach the Champions League final even without Neymar, according to Brazil great Cafu.

The Ligue 1 giant laid down a marker with a 2-0 win away to Manchester United without the injured Neymar and Edinson Cavani in the first leg of their last-16 tie on Tuesday.

Cafu, who won Europe's top club competition with AC Milan in 2006-07, said PSG showed it was capable of getting to the decider without Neymar.

"All 16 teams that are competing in the last 16 of the Champions League have full potential to win, regardless of whether you lose your biggest star or not," he said on Sunday.

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"Of course, Paris Saint-Germain will miss Neymar.

"He is a reference, but if you see the first game of Paris Saint-Germain away from home, with the achievement that they made, you see that PSG have a chance to reach the final.

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"But, of course, with Neymar there is a further hope of victory and conquest."

Already 12 points clear in Ligue 1, PSG is bidding to win the Champions League for the first time.