Will Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe be fit to play in the PSG vs Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League clash?


Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi are back in Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) training ahead of their Round of 16 match against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League. The duo were joined by Marco Verratti, who also missed the 3-1 defeat to AS Monaco on Saturday.

PSG fans have been eyeing the fitness of their star players before the UEFA Champions League clash. But there is some positive news to calm their nerves.

Gaultier reports that Messi will return to play against Bayern Munich. The PSG manager said Mbappé needed three weeks to recover from a thigh injury

Messi, on the other hand, has muscle fatigue and is resting for the weekend. Galtier is expected to return to training on Monday with the Argentine reporting as planned.

Will Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe be fit to play?

The PSG manager was aware of of the importance of the match against the Bundesliga side but insisted that the player’s health was more important than the result.

Mbappe might have to sit out the first leg despite participating in full training on Monday, as Galtier said:

“The player’s health comes first. I will be very vigilant about the player’s health, especially as the season is still long.”

Verratti missed the match against AS Monaco with a virus but is back. There has been no update on Achraf Hakimi, who also missed the Ligue 1 match last weekend.

PSG faced Bayern Munich in the 2020 Champions League final and were beaten 1-0. Kingsley Coman, who played for the French side before moving to Juventus and then settling at the German side, scored the match’s only goal.

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