When Neymar is out in late February: How the PSG star curiously misses matches around this time of year

Neymar Jr of Paris Saint-Germain arrives on the pitch before the Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain and Lille OSC at Parc des Princes on February 19, 2023 in Paris, France.
(Image credit: Aurelien Meunier - PSG/PSG via Getty Images)

Neymar is everywhere in the final third – linking play, showboating and creating for his fellow stars. 

Curiously though, you can set your calendar by when the world’s most expensive footballer will be noticeably absent for Paris Saint-Germain. This weekend was going so well for Ney, too, scoring against Lille and dominating in attack – until he rolled an ankle and was stretchered off in tears. 

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Mark White
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Mark White is the Digital Content Editor at FourFourTwo. During his time on the brand, Mark has written three cover features on Mikel Arteta, Martin Odegaard and the Invincibles, and has written pieces on subjects ranging from Sir Bobby Robson’s time at Barcelona to the career of Robinho. An encyclopedia of football trivia and collector of shirts, he first joined the team back in 2020 as a staff writer.