French giants Paris Saint-Germain have been boosted by the return of star forward Neymar as they head into a potentially decisive week in their season.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side face Ligue 1 title rivals Lille on Saturday before a trip to Germany for a rematch of last season’s Champions League final against holders Bayern Munich.
The quarter-final first leg away to a Bayern side missing Robert Lewandowski is already dominating headlines in France, as PSG seek revenge for their 1-0 defeat in the final in Lisbon last August.
The absence of Lewandowski could even swing the tie PSG’s way, especially as the French giants have Neymar fit again after a recent spell on the sidelines.
Neymar has played just 20 minutes since early February but is fresh after the postponement of South American World Cup qualifying fixtures meant he was not needed by Brazil last week.
Pochettino’s men have the momentum in Ligue 1, having won 4-2 in Lyon last time out after beating Lille 3-0 in a French Cup tie a few days previously.
However, they are without playmaker Marco Verratti, after he tested positive for Coronavirus on return from international duty with Italy.
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