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Lionel Messi returns to PSG training ahead of tomorrow night’s UCL fixture with Man City

Lionel Messi joins Mbappé,Neymar and the rest of the PSG squad for this morning’s training session ahead of tomorrow’s #UCL clash against Manchester City. #PSGMCI |#PSGCITY|#PSG

One of the glamour ties of the Champions League group stage has been given a huge boost with Lionel Messi now looking set to play for PSG against Manchester City

The Argentine superstar had been an injury doubt for his new side’s Champions League clash with Pep Guardiola‘s men on Wednesday. 

He suffered a knee problem during PSG’s Ligue 1 victory over Lyon last week and there were fears that he would miss out on the reunion with Guardiola. 

But fresh images of the six-time Ballon d’Or winner have emerged and suggest an altogether more optimistic outlook. 

Messi was seen laughing with Neymar and joining in with all the drills on the training pitch for Mauricio Pochettino’s men. 

The 34-year-old underwent a scan on his knee but the results were positive and injury fears allayed. 

The forward missed out on PSG’s 2-0 win over Montpellier, which helped them extend their lead at the top of the table to 10 points. 

But Pochettino was hopeful that he will take centre stage for the huge Champions League clash, saying: ‘As you’ve seen in the medical update which comes out before the press conference, we are going to assess him,’ he said. 

‘We hope he improves and on Sunday we will be able to give a positive update. We hope everything goes well and he will be available again.

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