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Back from injury, Neymar resumes training with PSG

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Cary Erickson | 14 January, 2021, 17:40

"Neymar is available and will be in the squad", Pochettino told a news conference on Tuesday.

"We have still only had a few days working together and we have had two very hard, very competitive games", Pochettino said.

Icardi, who earlier had a goal ruled out for offside, put PSG ahead six minutes before the break from close range after his header was parried back into his path by Steve Mandanda.

The Brazilian later accused Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez of racism, although in the end no action was taken due to a lack of evidence.

PSG was held to a 1-1 draw by Saint-Etienne in Pochettino's first game in charge on Thursday (AEDT) but had too much quality for Brest in Sunday's (AEDT) encounter at Parc des Princes.

Six Nations to meet French in bid to save tournament
European Premiership organizers have suspended the Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup with the aim of protecting player's welfare.

The Champions Trophy is the French equivalent of a Super Cup, usually contested at the start of the season by the league champions and French Cup winners.

Played overseas in the last 10 years, including most recently in China, this season's edition was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic and is taking place in less exotic conditions behind closed doors in Lens in northern France.

The Parisiens got off to the better start and took the lead when Argentine Mauro Icardi punished a mistake from experienced goalkeeper Steve Manadanda to give PSG the lead, and put them on their way to victory.

The trophy last night is the first of Pochettino's managerial career, after a handful of near misses, and the win last night could prove to be a platform for future success at the helm of the French capital outfit.

Andre Villas-Boas' boys on the other hand are conceding over five corners per game in Ligue 1 and with star-studded PSG t expected to dominate the ball for long stages on Wednesday night I'll happily throw in over three PSG corners to the recommended Bet Builder. "I hope to win more titles, but the first will always be special", said Pochettino.