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Messi back in PSG squad, Mbappe fit for Reims game

Lionel Messi will make his return for Paris Saint-Germain against Stade de Reims on Sunday after completely recovering from COVID-19, manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Saturday.

The Argentine forward has not played for this present after getting infected during the European winter break.

“He trained well during the week with the squad and I’m happy he’s back with us,” Pochettino told a news conference. “He’ll be in the squad tomorrow.”

Pochettino also said that French forward Kylian Mbappe would also be included in the squad after nursing a groin injury.

“I’m happy with the way it went. We’ll see if he can start or not,” the Argentine said.

PSG lead the Ligue 1 standings with 50 points from 21 games, 11 ahead of second-placed Nice.