Barcelona’s Neymar tweaks leg muscle before CL match
BARCELONA, Spain — Barcelona striker Neymar has tweaked a leg muscle a day before the Champions League titleholders visit Bayer Leverkusen.
Barcelona says Neymar picked up a ”small” muscle injury in his left leg during team practice on Tuesday. The club says the speed of his recovery will determine when he returns to the pitch.
Barcelona has already won its qualifying group and has a place in the round of 16.
Barcelona hosts Deportivo La Coruna in the Spanish league on Saturday. It then heads to Japan to play the Club World Cup.
Neymar has 16 goals for Barcelona this season, second only to Luis Suarez’s 19.