Neymar misses Champions League Round of 16 – BradMag

PSG in trouble without Neymar

PSG faithful 1 x 0 in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 and need to reverse the situation: The Parisian 10 was one of the key players who should help in this difficult task, but now he will not be available in Galtier’s eleven.

In Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr and Kylian Mbappé, Galtier’s side boast one of the most feared forwards in Europe, but 2023 hasn’t been their best year: they only won 57.1% of 14 games played.

PSG’s record in the ROUND OF 16 of the Champions League

In 2020, PSG not only beat Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16, but advanced to the final of the competition where Bayern Munich won 1-0.

In 2021, the Parisians met Barcelona: there was a draw in the first leg, but PSG beat Neymar’s ex-club 4×1, but were eliminated by Manchester City in the semifinals

And in 2022, Paris wasn’t as lucky as in previous years: they won the first leg of the round of 16 against Real Madrid 1-0, but in the second leg the Merengues turned the situation around: thanks to a hat-trick by Karim Benzema and a goal by Mbappé, PSG won with 3:1

PSG stats in Champions League round of 16 with and without Neymar. Courtesy: MAEF and MisterChip

In 2023, without Neymar, can PSG beat Bayern Munich with just 8 wins from 14 games and a first-leg loss?

Encounters between Bayern and PSG in the Champions League

Statistically, the two teams have met 12 times in the Champions League: 6 wins for PSG AND 6 for Bayern.


1st matchday: PSG 2 0 Bayern Munich

Matchday 5: Bayern Munich 0 1 PSG


Matchday 3: Bayern Munich 5 1 PSG

4th matchday: PSG 3 1 Bayern Munich


3rd match day: PSG 1 0 Bayern Munich

4th matchday: Bayern Munich 2 0 PSG


Matchday 2. PSG 3 0 Bayern Munich

6th matchday. Bayern Munich 3 1 PSG.


Final: PSG 0-1 Bayern Munich


Quarterfinals: First leg: PSG 3 – 2 Bayern Munich. Second leg: PSG 0-1 Bayern Munich.

What: UEFA

The last game took place in 2023 when PSG lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich. Now PSG has a difficult task: win number 7 without Neymar and conceding a goal.