Paris Saint-Germain chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi and midfielder Marco Verratti both insisted that Neymar's absence was not the reason for Saturday's 0-0 draw away at Montpellier in Ligue 1.
One week on from his controversy with Edinson Cavani over a second half penalty during the home win against Lyon, the Brazilian superstar was unable to make the trip to Stade de la Mosson because of an injury to his right toe.
In Neymar's absence, Cavani and Kylian Mbappe were unable to fire PSG to victory,...
Paris Saint-Germain missed Neymar as they were held to an unacceptable goalless draw away at Montpellier in Ligue 1, ending their 100 percent start to the season just before the visit of Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League.
Considering the strength of the French capital outfit's squad -- despite Neymar, Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore's absences -- and Montpellier's start to the campaign, there are zero positives to take from an extremely disappointing result.
Paris Saint-Germain drew a blank for the first time this season as they surprisingly surrendered their 100 percent start with a goalless draw at Montpellier.
Unai Emery's side had scored 21 times in their first six Ligue 1 fixtures and also put five past Celtic in the Champions League, but their high-powered attack misfired at the Stade de la Mosson.
That will inevitably draw more attention to the absence of world-record signing Neymar, who was left out of the squad with what was reportedly a minor...