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Gianluigi Buffon Says Neymar's Absence Could Be a 'Big Problem' for PSG in UCL

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is hoping Neymar's absence from their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie against Manchester United won't prove a "big problem."

PSG take on the Red Devils at Old Trafford on Tuesday before the return leg on March 6. Neymar will miss both games with a fractured metatarsal.

Per CNN's Becky Anderson and James Masters, Buffon said:

"I think this is a problem for us. I'm not sure if it's a big problem or a little one. I hope it's only a small problem and that we are nevertheless a team that can thrive without him, it would give us great strength and confidence.