Neymar was missing from Paris Saint-Germain's squad list for the Coupe de France clash with Dijon as he recovers from a rib injury.
Kylian Mbappe recently said he wants major successes with Paris Saint-Germain and France this year, impressing Thomas Tuchel.
Paris Saint-Germain beat Lorient 1-0 to reach the last 16 of the Coupe de France - but they were far from their best.
Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar tried to leave the Parc des Princes earlier this year but says he is focused on guiding the club to glory.
PSG forward Neymar was imbued with confidence by club staff over the free-kick he scored in a 3-1 win over Montpellier.
Argentina and Brazil will face each other on Friday as Lionel Messi returns, and Thiago Silva is excited to duel Barcelona's talisman.
Rodrygo Goes made his first start for Real Madrid in midweek and has been included in Brazil's 23-man squad for their upcoming friendlies.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is concerned about player welfare due to increased demands, saying: "It's too much."
Paris Saint-Germain expect to be without Neymar for four weeks because of a hamstring problem.
Barcelona bolstered several areas in the most recent transfer window. Now they are looking at strikers, with Kylian Mbappe a dream target.