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Neymar again left out of PSG squad with pain in thigh

Neymar again left out of PSG squad with pain in thigh
From ESPN - January 20, 2018

PARIS -- Neymar will miss Paris Saint-Germain's trip to Lyon in Ligue 1 on Sunday after a thigh problem prevented coach Unai Emery from naming him in the 18-man squad for the clash at Groupama Stadium.

However, the French capital outfit welcome Javier Pastore back for the first time since his late return from South America over the winter break.

According to a statement on PSG's Twitter account, the reason for Neymar's absence in Lyon is pain in his right thigh, which comes after treatment for costal cartilage pain also ruled him out of the 1-0 win away at Nantes last weekend.

The Brazil international played against Dijon between Nantes and Lyon, scoring four goals and assisting two more but the Ligue 1 leaders are taking no chances with a chance to stretch their lead at the summit to 12 points this weekend.

Emery also remains without Thiago Motta, who is yet to return to training after picking up an injury away at Rennes earlier this month and is working his way back.

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