Preview in sneakers in the first period, Kylian Mbappé did not warm up at half-time, unlike his teammates. The French international should not come into play against Manchester City, in the semi-final second leg of the Champions League.
Will play, will not play? The tendency is rather that Kylian Mbappé does not enter the lawn of Manchester City, while his team is led. The French international was still in sneakers when all his teammates on the bench left to warm up. And if he has been wearing crampons since then, as we could see in the images of RMC Sport when the two teams were coming out of the tunnel, after returning from the locker room, the world champion should not participate in the most important match of the season for Paris Saint-Germain.
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13 balls in the first period for Icardi
“Kyky” has scored eight goals in the last six C1 games he has played. With 37 achievements in all competitions, he is the club’s top scorer this season. He suffers from a contracture in his right calf, which deprived him of the match against Lens (2-1) in the league last Saturday. In Manchester, Pochettino replaced Mbappé with Mauro Icardi, the “Goleador” who has only played two C1 games this season. The Argentine striker weighed very little in the Parisian game, touching only 13 balls in the first period.
Manchester City dreams of their very first C1 final, 51 years after winning their only European final, in the 1970 Cup Winners’ Cup (former C2), against Polish club Gornik Zabrze (2-1). If the “Sky Blues” aim for the first Champions League final in their history, Paris, in the event of a victory by two goals, or even one if the Parisians score at least three goals, would open the door to a second consecutive final, after that lost last August against Bayern Munich (1-0).