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Messi back in training, Neymar not far behind

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PSG's Lionel Messi is drawing closer to a return to action following his COVID diagnosis and is a chance to feature in Sunday's clash at home to Reims, while Neymar has been working with club physios with an eye on the UEFA Champions League clash with Real Madrid.

Lionel Messi recently posted to his Instagram account lamenting a longer-than-expected recovery from COVID, but on Tuesday the Argentine made his return to training with Mauricio Pochettino's squad. Absent for Paris Saint-Germain's last three matches - the 1-1 Ligue 1 Uber Eats Round 19 draw in Lorient, the 1-1 draw in Lyon and last Saturday's 2-0 win over Brest, Messi has been short of chances to add to his tally of just one Ligue 1 Uber Eats goal. He is, however, a chance to feature as the Ligue 1 Uber Eats leaders take on Stade de Reims in Sunday night's headline Round 22 clash at the Parc des Princes (21:00).

Neymar on the mend as Real clash looms Meanwhile Neymar, back in Paris after convalescing from an ankle injury in Brazil over the winter break, won't be taking the field on Sunday, but is putting in the hard yards to be fit for the capital club's crunch UEFA Champions League last 16 tie with Real Madrid in February.

The Brazilian superstar sustained ankle ligament damage in a tough tackle from Loïs Diony in Paris's 3-1 Round 15 win in Saint-Etienne in late November and hasn't featured since then, but is in individual training with club physios and should be joining Messi and co before long. Paris Saint-Germain take on Real Madrid in Paris on 16 February before travelling to the Spanish capital three weeks later for the return leg at the Bernabeu on 10 March.

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