Kylian Mbappe Might miss Champions League tie due to Injury
Paris St-Germain and French international Kylian Mbappe picked up an injury yesterday as they best 10-man Saint-Etienne to win the French Cup. The game entertained some fans and it was played in Stade de France. This game was the first to be played in France since after the was the first game in France after the coronavirus lockdown break which made the Ligue One end without completing their whole games.
Brazilan and former Barcelona man Neymar opened the scoring in a fiery first half in which Loic Perrin was sent off for a bad foul on Kylian Mbappe. It prompted a melee on the pitch before the injured Mbappe had to go off. The France forward left the pitch in tears and later returned to the dugout on crutches.
He will be a serious doubt for PSG’s Champions League quarter-final with Atalanta which comes in August which is just next month. Neymar’s goal proved enough to seal a 13th French Cup for PSG as the second half played out with few incidents of note, with both sides showing tiredness on their return to competitive action.
With Kylian Mbappe’s injury and many of their players struggling to get up to speed after four months without competitive football, Mbappe was one of the most lively players on the pitch in the opening stages. It was his powerful shot that led to the opener as Jessy Moulin spilled the ball at Neymar’s feet for the opener.
PSG were considerably less threatening after Mbappe went off injured and a lengthy absence will be a real blow to the French champions’ hopes of success in the Uefa Champions Champions League. The 21-year-old scored 29 goals in 33 appearances for PSG this season.
PSG boss commenting on the injury of Mbappe said: “Everyone is worried. Everyone who saw the foul is worried. Of course I’m worried.” “We have to be patient because we don’t have any news. I think he will undergo tests tonight.” PSG captain Thiago Silva also said: “I hope Kylian is going to recover as quickly as possible because he’s a vital player for us.”