Abuja – Neymar has been included in Paris St Germain’s squad for Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League game against Bayern Munich after recovering from a foot injury, coach Unai Emery said on Tuesday.
The Brazilian forward’s return has however fuelled the raging speculation.
The speculation is over whether Neymar or Edinson Cavani would take the penalty kick if the French club are awarded one during the Group B game at the Parc des Princes.
The two players argued in the 2-0 win over Olympique Lyonnais nine days ago when Neymar tried to take a penalty kick instead of Uruguayan Cavani.
Cavani eventually had his spot-kick parried away by the goalkeeper.
“Neymar is in the squad to play the game on Wednesday,” Emery told a news conference.
Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, missed PSG’s 0-0 draw at Montpellier on Saturday as the team dropped their first points of the season in Ligue 1.
Argentine winger Angel Di Maria also returns to the PSG squad after nearly three weeks out injured.
Neymar and Cavani are likely to start alongside Kylian Mbappe in a 4-3-3 formation and Emery said he had discussed the penalty kick situation with the players.
“I spoke with each of them and they know how things will happen,” the Spanish coach said.(Reuters/NAN)