May 9, 2021

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Selected Kylian Mbappe on the bench in the UEFA Champions League match

The Frenchman had a calf injury that kept him out of action at the weekend.

Paris Saint-Germain took a heavy hit against Manchester City in the Champions League, with superstar Kylian Mbappe reportedly sitting on the bench due to fitness concerns.

Mbappe had a calf injury that kept him out of playing against Lens at the weekend.

Paris Saint-Germain is already against it after losing 2–1 in the first leg of the semifinals. Their mission to reach the Final became more difficult with the potential of one of their star players.

Of course, their squad is still packed with talent including Neymar, Angel Di Maria, Marco Verratti and Marquinhos, but the pace and threat in Mbappe’s final third will be hard to replace.

Speaking about the injury, Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino said: Today he will start a one-on-one training session to see if he can be with the team.

“There is still one day left and we will see and decide if it will be available. We will make the decision tomorrow.”

As mentioned earlier, the PSG team has a big job up to it if they want to qualify for the Final. They need at least 2 goals to have a chance to win a tie

Manchester City do not concede a series of goals, and when they do, they often overtake their opponents.

That said, Paris Saint-Germain’s attacking threat in the first leg was evident and there were several times that Manchester City’s defense line was compromised. They were especially great in the first half as they opened the scoring and created more chances and advanced in the first half. City showed quality at the end and looked a different team in the second half, but PSG’s performance in the first half should give them the confidence to play the match.

The match kicks off at 8:00 pm and will be played at Manchester City Stadium.

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