PARIS: Neymar will miss the first leg of Paris Saint-Gerrmain’s Champions League second round tie against his old club Barcelona after being injured in a 1-0 French cup win over Caen.

PSG said the Brazilian superstar will be out for around four weeks after undergoing medical tests at the American hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine. He suffered a major left thigh strain on being foued by Caen’s Yago.

Coach Mauricio Pochettino has come in for criticism by fans and media for playing Neymar while making other changes.

Neymar’s absence against Barcelona next Tuesday is a second injury blow after confirmation that Argentina forward Angel di Maria will also miss the game.