Paris Saint-Germain sweats on the fitness of Kylian Mbappe ahead of Champions League
July 27, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.
Paris Saint-Germain faces a nervous wait over the fitness of star forward Kylian Mbappe.
(CNN)Paris Saint-Germain faces a nervous wait over the fitness of star forward Kylian Mbappe.
The 21-year-old limped out of Saturday's French Cup final win against Saint-Étienne following a late tackle from Loic Perrin, who was shown a red card for the challenge.
PSG went on to win its 13th French Cup title thanks to Neymar's 14th-minute winner.
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"In the last three matches against Saint-Étienne they get a red card in the first 30 minutes.
PSG's Champions League campaign resumes on August 12 against Atalanta, with all matches in the competition's altered format now being played over one leg instead of two.
With the Ligue 1 title and French Cup already wrapped up, PSG will face Lyon on Friday in what will be the last ever League Cup final.
The French forward, who signed from Monaco for a reported $214 million in 2017, has scored 29 goals for PSG this season and, alongside Neymar and Mauro Icardi, forms part of one of the most prolific attacking lines in Europe.