Paris Saint-Germain stars Lionel Messi and Neymar fit for return of Champions League

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Paris Saint-Germain stars Lionel Messi and Neymar will be fit for the return of the Champions League next week.

The pair were absent from the PSG squad on Saturday as Mauricio Pochettino’s side cruised to a 4-0 win over Ligue 1 opponents Clermont.

Both Messi and Neymar had returned late from international duty with Argentina and Brazil respectively and as such they were not rushed back.

But Pochettino has confirmed the duo will be fit for the return of the Champions League next week, with PSG kicking off their Group A campaign against Club Brugge on Wednesday in Belgium.

“They came back to Paris on Friday night and trained today. I’m happy because even if they’re tired, they don’t have any physical problem,” said Pochettino.

“They will be here for Wednesday’s game.”

Neymar started his season against Stade de Reims on August 29, the day Messi made his debut for the Parisian club as he came on as a second-half substitute.

Both, however, played full World Cup qualifying games with their respective national teams since then.

In their absence, fellow striker Kylian Mbappe shone on Saturday, scoring his team’s third and proving a constant threat throughout.

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