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Neymar sends message to Lionel Messi before PSG-Barcelona clash

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The Brazilian has spoken about his relationship with the Argentine many times in the past

International Champions Cup El Clásico match FC Barcelona v Real Madrid Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images

Neymar has sent a message to Lionel Messi as news broke that Paris Saint-Germain would face Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League. “We will see each other soon, friend,” the Brazilian wrote on his official Instagram channel.

The pair have spoken publicly about their friendship, which dates back to their time together at Barcelona. After Neymar left for PSG, rumors circulated that the Brazilian wanted to go back to Catalonia. Neymar made a lot of overtures that seemed to suggest a return, but it never materialized. Recently, he has said he can’t wait to play alongside Messi again, triggering a swirl of rumors that perhaps Messi would join Neymar in Paris.

But before any of that can happen, the two will meet in the Round of 16 in this season’s edition of the premier European competition.

Neymar is currently injured but it’s widely expected he will be fit to play when the sides meet in February and March.