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Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) star striker Kylian Mbappé is uncertain about the European Football Clubs’ Cup (Champions League) which is supposed to end from August 12 to 23 in Portugal because of the Covid- 19. He suffers from a serious “sprained right ankle” because of a tackle in the final of the Coupe de France against Saint-Étienne (1-0).
Did Mbappé swap a large cup (from Europe) for a small one (from France)? This July 25, 2020, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) indicated that the striker suffers from ” sprained right ankle with significant lesion of the external lateral compartment “. A serious injury, contracted during the final of the Coupe de France won 1-0 by PSG against Saint-Étienne. The player was indeed the victim of a brutal tackle from the captain of Saint-Etienne, a Loïc Perrin excluded from the match for this gesture.
The Parisian formation did not specify the duration of the unavailability of his prodigy, aged 21. But his participation in the quarter-final of the Champions League against Atalanta Bergamo (Italy), scheduled for August 12, 2020 in Lisbon, could be compromised. His diagnosis will be ” re-evaluated in 72 hours from a clinical and imaging point of view », Specifies the PSG.
Mbappé will probably be forfeited for the final of the French League Cup, scheduled against Olympique Lyonnais, this July 31, 2020.
A staffing problem ?
After the victory in the Coupe de France, PSG captain Thiago Silva expressed his disappointment. ” I hope he will recover as soon as possible because he is an essential player for us ”Said the Brazilian.
The reigning French champions could also face a problem of available players. If “KM” did not return in August, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel should also do without two offensive elements of his quartet, against Bergamo. Because the Argentinian Angel Di Maria is suspended for this meeting. If Pablo Sarabia is a natural replacement for Di Maria, only Cameroonian Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting remains as a center-forward in this system of four attackers with Neymar and Mauro Icardi who have been his strength this season.