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Neymar in line to make PSG comeback against Real Madrid

Neymar could play his first game for Paris Saint-Germain since November when they face Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League last-16…

Neymar could play his first game for Paris Saint-Germain since November when they face Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday.

The French club revealed on the eve of the tie that former Real defender Sergio Ramos is the only player missing due to injury as he continues to struggle with a calf problem.

Neymar, meanwhile, has been back in training and could feature for the first time since suffering an ankle injury in a Ligue 1 game against Saint-Etienne on 28 November.

“He is fine and he is full of confidence. Even if he hasn’t played a game he will give 100 per cent if he does come on but the coach will decide if he is on the bench or if he plays,” said PSG captain Marquinhos.

Paris coach Mauricio Pochettino is under pressure to deliver heading into the tie with an exit in the first knockout round of Europe’s elite club competition unthinkable for the club that signed Lionel Messi at the start of the season.

“Given the players involved this could have been the final,” pointed out Pochettino, whose side lost in the semifinals last season to Manchester City.

Meanwhile, Portuguese giants, Sporting Lisbon will host Premiership leaders, Manchester City tonight in the other First knockout round clash.