Neymar stretchered off in tears with Real Madrid clash looming

Neymar stretchered off in tears with Real Madrid clash looming
Neymar was left on the floor in agony (Picture: Reuters)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League hopes may have been handed a major blow as Neymar was stretchered off in tears after suffering an ankle injury in a Ligue 1 clash.

The Brazilian attacker tangled with Marseille midfielder Bouna Sarr in the 76th minute and landed awkwardly on his ankle.

Clearly in agony, the 26-year-old held his head in his hands before being carried off the pitch.

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The world’s most expensive player, who joined PSG from Barcelona in a £200million deal last summer, now faces a serious race against time to be ready for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Real Madrid.

PSG found themselves trailing 3-1 after the first leg in the Spanish capital against the defending champions, with the second leg taking place in nine days at the Parc des Princes.

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar Jr reacts lying on the pitch during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Marseille (OM) at the Parc des Princes in Paris on February 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELTGEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images
The Brazilian was stretchered off (Picture: AFP)

But it appears that Unai Emery’s side may well be without their talisman, who has scored 28 goals in 29 matches this season, for the March 6 tie.

Though PSG eased to a 3-0 win with goals from Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani, with Neymar also forcing an own goal from Rolando, their hopes of making a splash on the European stage may well have been dealt a crushing blow.

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