LIGUE 1

Neymar celebrates 28th birthday amid ongoing tension at PSG

Just two days before their Ligue 1 clash away to Nantes, the Brazilian held his traditional high profile birthday bash at an exclusive Parisian nightspot.

Neymar celebrates 28th birthday amid ongoing tension at PSG
ZAKARIA ABDELKAFI AFP

Neymar Jr. held his 28th birthday party at Parisian hot-spot Yoyo, an exclusive club in the Palais de Tokyo area of the French capital with the colour white the theme for the glamorous event.

The bulk of the PSG squad attended the event but coach Tuchel, sporting director Leonardo and president Al-Khelaïfi were absentees.

FIESTA DE CUMPLEAÑOS DE NEYMARNeymar Jr arriving at the Neymar Jr. birthday party "at Yoyo Club in Paris on February 2, 2020.

Tension talks

Kylian Mbappé was one of the first players to arrive with the striker fresh from talks with the head coach and Leonardo to clear the air after the touchline tension that Tuchel's substituting the player generated during the Ligue 1 clash against Montpellier on Saturday. The player previously spent time with colleague Kimpembe at a Blaise Matudi benefit event held at Disneyland Paris.

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar (L) jokes with Paris Saint-Germain's French forward Kylian MBappe prior to the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Montpellier Herault

Di María, Paredes and Cavani were other Paris Saint Germain players who attended the event in the north of the city with Lyon's Memphis Depay one of the surprise guests. Birthday boy Neymar was one of the last to arrive at the event sporting a white hat with a pink trim.

FIESTA DE CUMPLEAÑOS DE NEYMAREdinson Cavani arriving at the Neymar Jr. birthday party "at Yoyo Club in Paris on February 2, 2020.

The Ligue 1 leaders are back in domestic action on Tuesday night as they travel to face Nantes at the Stade de la Beaujoire with a 21:00 start.