PSG coach says Neymar fit to face Bayern, downplays penalty row

Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann rose 36 places to No 10 in the La Liga Power Rankings this week

Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann rose 36 places to No 10 in the La Liga Power Rankings this week

Bayern Munich are a good team but they have dropped off a little bit in recent years due to numerous superstars moving away or retiring.

Unai Emery threatened to get involved in Edinson Cavani and Neymar's penalty feud, and he's now explained the resolution to Paris Saint-Germain penalties. "I will be grateful for the rest of my life for the chance he has given me", the Italian global, nicknamed the "Little Owl", said at the time.

Now that PSG has transformed into a team of mega stars, the French league club is the favorite ahead of Wednesday's Champions League game at the Parc des Princes.

"I had a discussion with the club because certain things were either not going right or I hadn't understood them, and now I am pleased to be part of this project which is one of the most ambitious in Europe", Verratti, now 24, said recently.

Despite Cavani being the designated spot kick taker for PSG, Neymar asked to take the penalty this weekend against Lyon. "We have taken an important step and become one of these sides". That's why we have more enemies now.

"The other teams can see that we mean business".

It also offers PSG the chance to test themselves against one of the continent s traditional powerhouses in their biggest game since their humiliating 6-1 defeat in Barcelona last March that knocked them out in the last 16.

Okocha, who was once African football's most expensive player, said this in an interview with CNN Sports.

"He is an important player", he said of the Germany global playmaker.

Now sitting third in the Bundesliga represents a subpar start to the campaign for a side that have won the Bundesliga in each of the last five seasons, with Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund occupying the top two spots respectively. He started late after the Confederations Cup.

We are getting a pretty good price to bet on PSG to win this game and as a result that is the best option in my opinion. "He offers versatility. He can help us by starting or by coming on".

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