Neymar played half an hour in Friday's 3-2 defeat at Monaco in Ligue 1 as Tuchel sought to give him a bit of match rhythm before the Group H clash at the Parc des Princes. "Yes, he will start against Leipzig", Tuchel was quoted as saying by French sports daily L'Equipe on Saturday.
PSG suffered their third league loss of the season on Friday night when they squandered a 2-0 lead at Monaco to eventually lose 3-2.
PSG were 2-0 up at half time thanks to a double from Kylian Mbappe but a second-half brace from Kevin Volland and a Fabregas penalty after Abdou Diallo's red card completed the turnaround. He is determined. Yes, he will start against Leipzig'.
Vasilyev, who was sporting director at Monaco when Mbappe left for PSG in 2017, believes one of the most exciting talents in the global game will be mulling over his options when it comes to a big career call.
The Monaco president told Telefoot: 'He is going to have to make very important decisions, and right now he seems more headed towards a way out. Yes, the second half.
"In the first two minutes of the second half, we had two very high recoveries but then we stopped completely".
'We are completely responsible for this defeat, when the match was nearly over in our favour. I have no explanation. The Brazilian has missed a few games since the end of last month due to a groin issue but is now completely fit and will be in the starting XI for the midweek Champions League clash against RB Leipzig as confirmed by manager Thomas Tuchel.
They are only ahead of Istanbul Basaksehir on goal difference at the halfway stage and know another loss to Leipzig could be catastrophic for their European hopes.