Brazil soccer star Neymar has denied accusations of rape contained in a Sao Paulo police report seen by Reuters, saying he had been the victim of an extortion attempt by a lawyer claiming to represent the woman he is alleged to have assaulted.
Brazilian superstar Neymar accepted on Sunday that he had made a mistake striking a fan who insulted Paris Saint-Germain players as they filed up to collect their French Cup losers’ medals.
Paris Saint-Germain are again sweating on Neymar da Silva Santos fitness on Sunday after the superstar attacker left the field at Bordeaux clutching his groin before Andreas Cornelius’ late header ended the French champions perfect start to the Ligue 1 season.
Neymar could be an injury doubt for Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League clash with Liverpool next week after limping off during Brazil’s 1-0 friendly win over Cameroon on Tuesday.
From a deeper than usual playmaker role Brazil’s Neymar pulled the strings as Paris Saint-Germain came from behind to beat Rennes 3-1 in Ligue 1 on Sunday, helping to dispel midweek memories of a European flop at Liverpool.