Paris Saint Germain (PSG) have been dealt a huge blow after star player Neymar was stretched off with a sprained ankle in the 3-0 victory over Marseille. The Brazilian international was writhing in pain after running for a loose ball when he rolled his ankle and immediately fell off the turf in agony. Emery suggested that Neymar’s injury is not as bad as first feared and he may in fact be ready for the tie in nine days time. ‘The first tests we have done show it is a sprain, we will do more medical examinations to be totally sure,’ he said in his post-match press conference. ‘Neymar is going to do some new tests. We’re going to stay optimistic. ‘If today I had to say yes or no to be fit against Real, I would say yes. I want to be optimistic.’ He added.
Neymar has been impressive in his debut season for the Parisians scoring 26 goals in all competitions.
Ex Arsenal star Samir Nasri banned from football for 6 months
Former Arsenal and Manchester City winger Samir Nasri has been banned from football for six months following the investigation into the intravenous drip treatment he received in America last year. The incident was said to have occurred in a Los Angeles clinic as the Frenchman was attended to by a private medical company, Drip Doctors, in his hotel room while on holiday. Nasri was said to have complained of fever and vomiting before calling a doctor, his Maryland-based former girlfriend Dr Sarabjit Anand who provided an initial diagnosis. He then received 500 milliliters of hydration in the form of sterile water containing micronutrient components on December 26, 2016 during his loan time at Sevilla from Manchester City. Nasri’s legal representative Juan de Dias Crespo Perez confirmed to the Press Association his client has now been handed a six-month suspension. Meanwhile, the 30-year-old is currently club-less after leaving Turkish club Antalyaspor in January just after spending six months. The Frenchman played for Arsenal from 2008 to 2011 before moving to City for £25 million and winning two Premier League titles. During his loan spell at Sevilla last season he made 30 appearances and scored three goals.
By Mercy Kukah