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Tuchel: "Neymar is fit to face Borussia Dortmund"

Borussia Dortmund will have to contend with Neymar on Tuesday after Thomas Tuchel confirmed he will play after recovering from an injury.

Tuchel: "Neymar is fit to face Borussia Dortmund"

Neymar will play in Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League last-16 first leg against Borussia Dortmund, Thomas Tuchel confirmed this afternoon. The Brazilian has been out of action since suffering a rib injury at the start of the month - he has missed four matches in domestic competitions. Neymar was confirmed in PSG's squad earlier on Monday, as the Ligue 1 champions prepare to go up against Tuchel's former club for a place in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Neymar and Mbappé back for PSG

Kylian Mbappé is also back in the squad after being rested for Saturday's thrilling 4-4 draw with Amiens, but the focus has been on Neymar's potential involvement. Tuchel says he will play, barring any last-minute issues in training.

"Neymar is here, he is feeling well," the German coach told reporters. "He trained today [Monday] and will be playing tomorrow if nothing happens during training. Obviously, it changes everything if he plays and I hope it will be a positive thing. If we have Ney on the field, he has the ability to do decisive things. That changes everything: for his team-mates, for Kylian… It gives me confidence, but also the team. That seems obvious to me."

Neymar on fire in Ligue 1

Neymar has been in phenomenal form this season, scoring 13 times and setting up another six goals in his 14 Ligue 1 matches. The most expensive player of all time has only played twice in the Champions League this season though, scoring once.


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