Neymar to start for PSG against Leipzig - Tuchel

Neymar will start Tuesday's crucial Champions League game against RB Leipzig, informs PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel.

Neymar controls the ball during a Champions League contest between Basaksehir and PSG in Istanbul on October 28. - AP

Paris St Germain forward Neymar will start Tuesday’s crucial Champions League game against RB Leipzig after making his comeback from injury, coach Thomas Tuchel said.

Neymar returned from a three-week hamstring injury layoff when he played half an hour in Friday’s 3-2 defeat at Monaco in Ligue 1 as Tuchel sought to give him a bit of match rhythm before the Group H clash at the Parc des Princes.


“Neymar? He is determined. Yes, he will start against Leipzig,” Tuchel was quoted as saying by French sports daily L'Equipe on Saturday.

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PSG, which wasted a two-goal halftime lead against Monaco, is at the top of the Ligue 1 standings with 24 points from 11 games, four ahead of the principality club.

But it is in a very uncomfortable position in the Champions League as it lies third in Group H on three points, three behind Leipzig and leader Manchester United with three games remaining.

PSG, which reached last season’s final, lost 2-1 at Leipzig on November 4.