Neymar to break tradition
PSG superstar Neymar is set break tradition and play during his sister Rafaella Santos’ birthday celebrations.
Tonight’s second leg falls just two days before his sister’s’ March 11 birthday.
And if he avoids injury in Madrid he will be fit enough to play Sunday’s league fixture against Bordeaux.
Coincidentally, Neymar almost always appears to pick up a knock just before his sister celebrates her big day.
The birthday ‘curse’ started during the Brazilian superstar’s playing days at Barcelona in 2015.
He was suspended after picking up too many yellow cards and Barca allowed him to attend her birthday bash.
And history repeated itself the following year, with Neymar picking up another suspension allowing him to celebrate at her Disney-themed party.
In 2017, a muscle injury ruled him out of a game against Deportivo, which was scheduled to take place the day after Santos’ birthday.