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Javier Pastore scores sublime training ground goal

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Paris Saint-Germain forward Javier Pastore has fired an early warning to tomorrow's Champions League opponents APOEL FC after scoring an outrageous volley in training on Tuesday.

The Argentina international is yet to open his account for 2014/15, but in the continued absence of leading talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be expected to help fire the French giants to victory at Parc des Princes on Wednesday night.

Laurent Blanc's side are gearing up for an important week of football, with the forthcoming clash against the Cypriot outfit set to be swiftly followed by a meeting with current Ligue 1 leaders Marseille next weekend.

Ibrahimovic should recover in time for Sunday's domestic match, but will not feature against APOEL, so PSG fans will be pleased to see Pastore in confident mood ahead of the encounter, judging by this latest footage that was posted by the club's official YouTube channel.

Playing in a small sided game with miniature goals, the 25-year-old attacking midfielder netted a sublime long-range effort that looped in under the little crossbar with perfect precision.

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The finish was even more impressive given the speed that the ball was fizzed at him from a position close to the halfway line. Under pressure from opposing team-mates, Pastore delicately executed a curling effort into the top corner and proceeded to turn away as if nothing had happened.

The lack of reaction from fellow senior stars suggests that such ridiculous pieces of showboating skill are commonplace on the PSG training field, which isn't exactly surprising given the array of creative talent on the books in Paris.

Pastore scored an outrageous training ground goal

Watch footage of Javier Pastore's sensational goal in the video above - and leave a prediction in the comment box provided how you think Paris Saint-Germain will get on in tomorrow night's Champions League match against APOEL.

Blanc's men currently sit top of Group F with seven points from their opening three games, and will be expected to record another victory against the European minnows, particularly with home advantage.

If they do win, and Ajax fail to beat Barcelona at the Amsterdam Arena, then PSG's place in the knockout phase of the competition will be guaranteed.

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