Kylian Mbappe out for three weeks after nighmare for Paris Saint-Germain
Kylian Mbappe put the ball 3 times in the back of the net at the World Cup but seems to struggle to do the same at Montpellier
The Paris Saint-Germain forward had two chances to put the ball at the back of the net against Montpellier Wednesday night but was rejected on both occasions by Montpellier goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte after VAR decided the keeper moved off his line for the first kick and Mbappe was granted another one.
Mbappe getting another chance, he aimed for the right side this time which was the opposite side he sought for the first penalty, but it seemed Lecomte was able to read his mind as he managed to get a fingertip on the effort, putting it on the post.
To make things even worse, the ball was rebounded off the post coming straight back to him, but Mbappe somehow kicked the ball over the net missing an open goal. This, however, did not make his side lose the game with Fabian Ruiz, Lionel Messi and Warren Zaire-Emery coming to the rescue for the French side, scoring in the second half to secure PSG a 3-1 win.
Things got even worse for Mbappe because not long after the miss, Mbappe came off injured in the 21st minute with an injury getting substituted by Hugo Ekitike which made things look like a nightmare for him.
PSG face German side Bayern Munich on February 14 in the first leg of their Champions League Round of tie 16. PSG have now publicly let known Mbappe will miss this game with a thigh injury which will expect the player to be out for 3 weeks.
PSG defender Sergio Ramos also came off injured during the Montpellier game as he was substituted in the first half as well. It is known Ramos hurt his adductor in the game.
“Sergio preferred to leave and not to take risks because of the discomfort he felt in his adductor,” PSG manager Christophe Galtier told a news conference. “Concerning Kylian, there was a challenge after a dribble, he took a blow on the knee, behind the knee, so on the knee and on the muscle. Is it a bruise, a haematoma? We don’t know yet. But also when you look at the run of games obviously he can’t take any risks because we have a very busy schedule. But apparently, it doesn’t seem to be very serious for either player.”
PSG will hope for a fast recovery for both players as they have very big games in the upcoming stages.