May 16, 2021

Champions League: Kylian Mbappé will start on the bench against Manchester City

The Parisian striker is the victim of a contracture in the right calf and can not be aligned from the start for the semi-final second leg of the Champions League.

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The Parisian player Kylian Mbappé will start on the bench Tuesday, May 4 for the semi-final of the Champions League of Paris Saint-Germain against Manchester City, franceinfo learned from a source close to the Parisian club. The French is the victim of a contracture in the right calf.

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According to franceinfo information, after several treatments and numerous exchanges between the player and the technical team, it was the Paris Saint-Germain medical team who asked the Parisian coach Mauricio Pochettino not to align the player. French entry.

For several days, the presence of the French world champion had been uncertain, due to a contracture in the right calf. He could not be aligned by the Parisian coach Mauricio Pochettino against Lens, this Saturday. After the match against the Northerners, the Parisian coach had nevertheless shown “optimistic” for a return of the young player of 22 years for this semi-final return of the Champions League in Manchester.

If Kylian Mbappé will therefore start on the bench, PSG will also have to do without Gana Gueye, suspended after his red card in the first leg.

Paris Saint-Germain will have to achieve the feat this Tuesday evening, at 9 p.m., on the lawn of Manchester City. In the first leg at the Parc des Princes, the Parisians were bowed (1-2). They will have to score at least two goals on the Mancunian lawn to qualify for their second consecutive Champions League final.

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