Lionel Messi and Neymar return to Barcelona for a weekend getaway

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Lionel Messi and Neymar are reportedly in Catalonia, the host city of FC Barcelona and they plan to spend the weekend in the Spanish city. They are expected to fly back to Paris, France on Sunday.

They decided to make the trip after it was confirmed that they would not play a part in PSG French Ligue 1 game against Brest on Friday, August 20, 2021. The match ended 2-4 in favor of PSG despite their absence.

A report by Spanish publication, ‘Mundo Deportivo’ claimed that Lionel Messi and Neymar arrived in Catalonia on Friday before the league match kicked off.

The report claimed that Lionel Messi arrived in Spain with a private jet. Immediately he got to Barcelona, he was driven to his home in Castelldefels. The Argentina international arrived in Spain with his wife, Antonela Roccuzzo, and his children – Thiago, Mateo, and Ciro.

Less than an hour later, Neymar touched down in Catalonia, Spain, and was also driven to the same direction Messi headed.

Later on, it was confirmed that Messi and his family returned to Barcelona to have fun at his mansion once again alongside his friend Neymar. The two football stars will spend some part of the weekend at Luis Suarez’s family house.

Recall that Messi, Neymar, and Suarez formed one of the best partnerships in the history of football at FC Barcelona between 2013 and 2017. Their deadly combination was tagged MSN and was regarded as one of the fiercest attacking trios in the world.

Luis Suarez, Neymar, and Lionel Messi during their good old days at FC Barcelona.

Hence, this weekend would be a beautiful reunion for the three football stars who have been inseparable over the years despite not being at the same football club.

Unlike Lionel Messi and Neymar that are not busy this weekend, Luis Suarez is on duty on Sunday. He is expected to lead the attack line of Atletico Madrid at 18:30 when Elche visits the Madrid-based team on Sunday.

Hence, Suarez is expected to have fun with Lionel Messi and Neymar with caution so that he would not be too drain before the game.

Lionel Messi and Neymar continue to wait to play together at PSG

Lionel Messi and Neymar continue to wait to play together at PSG
Neymar and Lionel Messi after Argentina defeated Brazil in Copa America final in July 2021.

Neymar wanted Lionel Messi to join Paris Saint Germain so that they could play together, but that dream has not come to pass over two weeks after the record 6 times Ballon d’Or winner joined the club from FC Barcelona.

The coach of PSG, Mauricio Pochettino feels Lionel Messi did not have enough pre-season and would not want to risk his fitness level by throwing him into a competitive game.

Hence, Lionel Messi and Neymar could have the opportunity of playing together for PSG for the first time in their football careers next weekend. The match the duo are expected to play in is matchday four between PSG and Reims which will kick off at 19:45 on Sunday, August 29.

Ahead of the game, Lionel Messi has been pictured training rigorously in anticipation of his debut game at PSG and the fans of the club are eagerly waiting to see how well the club will perform with the 34-year-old Argentine football icon on the pitch.