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Lionel Messi along with some of his superstar PSG teammates. Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

UEFA Champions League news: Latest on PSG, Messi, Kane and Chelsea

The UEFA Champions League is back and we’ve got the latest breaking news involving Lionel Messi, PSG, Harry Kane and Chelsea.

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Lionel Messi along with some of his superstar PSG teammates. Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

The UEFA Champions League round of 16 is almost upon us. We’ve got the latest news on key players this week including PSG star Lionel Messi and Harry Kane as well as Chelsea.

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All games kick off at 22:00 SA time.


  • PSG vs Bayern Munich
  • AC Milan vs Tottenham Hotspur

Lionel Messi is fit after shrugging off a minor issue and so is Kylian Mbappe, so PSG will be at full strength in attack for their mouthwatering meeting with Bayern Munich in Paris. It’s a rematch of the 2020 UCL final. Meanwhile, Harry Kane will be out to add to his all-time record tally of goals for Tottenham at the San Siro against Milan, who have lost three of their last four Serie A games. Kane has 267 strikes for the North Londoners, and counting.

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The UEFA Champions League trophy. Photo: FABRICE OFFRINI / AFP.


  • Club Brugge vs Benfica
  • Borussia Dortmund vs Chelsea

Chelsea have won just 1 of their last 8 matches across all competitions and the pressure is mounting on Graham Potter. He’ll be keen for a big impact from Mykhailo Mudryk and Enzo Fernández, who will be makin their Champions League debuts for Chelsea. In the night’s other game, dark horses Club Brugge and Benfica should produce an entertaining battle in Belgium. Benfica lead Porto by 5 points at the summit of the Primeira Liga, while Rafa Silva and João Mário have 4 goals apiece in this season’s Champions League.

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Chelsea boss Graham Potter is under serious pressure. Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP)

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