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Neymar likely to start for PSG against Red Star

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Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar calls for a penalty during the French L1 football match Bordeaux vs Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), on December 2, 2018 in Bordeaux, southwestern France. (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP)

Neymar is set to start Paris Saint-Germain’s crucial Champions League tie at Red Star Belgrade if he comes through a pre-match training session unscathed, coach Thomas Tuchel said on Monday.

“I think if training goes well today (Monday) then it’s obvious he will play,” the German said.

The world’s most expensive player came off early in the 2-2 draw at Bordeaux on December 2 after hurting the same groin he injured playing for Brazil against Cameroon in November.

The Parisians need to win in Serbia on Tuesday if they are to guarantee a place in the last 16.

Liverpool face Napoli in the other Group C fixture with the Reds needing to clinch all three points at Anfield to have any chance of advancing.


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