Manchester City-PSG: Mbappé on the bench

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Still embarrassed by a contracture in the right calf, Kylian Mbappé will not start this Tuesday evening with PSG for the match against Manchester City, counting for the semi-finals return of the Champions League. The French world champion will be on the substitutes’ bench at kick-off, scheduled for 9 p.m.

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Huge blow for Paris Saint-Germain. Kylian Mbappé will be a replacement at the kick-off of the Champions League semi-final second leg against Manchester City, this Tuesday evening (9 p.m.) in England. The French striker is insufficiently recovered from his muscle discomfort in his right calf, contracted last week. Téléfoot had mentioned this possibility, it is now a certainty according to our information. This injury had already forced him to withdraw on Saturday, for the championship match painfully won 2-1 by his teammates against Racing Club de Lens.

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The uncertainty, concerning the presence of Kylian Mbappé for this decisive meeting, had been hovering for a week. At a press conference, Argentine coach Mauricio Pochettino warned that he would wait until the last moment to make a decision.

Since the 2-1 loss to the Skyblues, the world champion has been unable to train with his teammates. During the match before the match on Monday at the Etihad Stadium, he only arrived after the first quarter of an hour open to the media to perform separate exercises.

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Neymar “on the front line”

Author of eight goals and three assists on the European scene this season, Kylian Mbappé was discreet in the first leg against Manchester City. His performance, far removed from those achieved in the previous round in front of Bayern Munich, had earned him a volley of criticism, in particular because of his attitude on the lawn of the Parc des Princes.

The absence of Kylian Mbappé gives all the keys to the Parisian attack to Neymar, who will be starting. “I think that every Parisian must believe in us! I am on the front line, and I will be the first warrior who will go into battle for the team, launched the Brazilian number 10 in a message relayed by the club. I will give the better of myself and I will do everything to bring back this qualification no matter what, even if it is necessary to die on the field “.

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