The kickoff sounded for less than half an hour and Kylian Mbappé, head bowed, already left his teammates limping. Victim of a very nasty fault by Loïc Perrin, the PSG striker had to go out on injury in the first period of the Coupe de France final against Saint-Etienne on Friday night. Something to worry all Parisian supporters just three weeks before the Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta Bergamo.
Author of a shot well repelled by Jessy Moulin and which indirectly allowed Neymar to open the mark after a quarter of an hour of play, Mbappé collapsed ten minutes later after being sheared by Loïc Perrin. The gesture of the captain of the Greens angered the Parisians and the lawn of the Stade de France was on the verge of becoming the scene of a general fight.
Sanctioned with a yellow card at first, Perrin was finally excluded for his tackle after resorting to video assistance (VAR). A sad end for the emblematic player of Saint-Etienne, who played at 34 the last match of his career.
It is still too early to know the severity of Mbappé’s injury and the duration of his unavailability, but the Parisian reappeared at the end of the second half on crutches and with an ankle brace on his right foot.
Replaced by Sarabia, Mbappé is not the only one to have had to give up his place prematurely. From the 20th minute, Thilo Kehrer, also came out on injury, supplemented by Dagba.