Kylian Mbappe had a night to neglect on Wednesday as he missed from the penalty spot twice and went off injured throughout Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-1 win away at Montpellier HSC in Ligue 1. The France worldwide had an eventful opening 20 minutes earlier than being substituted with what seemed to be a hamstring drawback a fortnight away from the UEFA Champions League’s return.
Mbappe’s blushes have been spared as PSG went on to attain thrice with out him and the absent Neymar on the sphere however Christophe Galtier might be involved that Sergio Ramos additionally got here off. There was additionally historical past made as Warren Zaire Emery turned the youngest aim scorer within the capital membership’s historical past having not even turned 17 but.
However, the evening was primarily about Mbappe and the query of his eligibility to face Bayern Munich at Parc des Princes in just below two weeks. The 24-year-old was unable to transform from the penalty spot twice as he was denied by Benjamin Lecomte the primary time earlier than he did not hit the goal after his retaken effort hit the woodwork.
Mbappe appeared to have hamstring hassle when he made his method off at Stade de la Mosson which may imply that he’s contact and go to face Bayern and unavailable earlier than then. Hardly ideally suited when Neymar is already affected by “muscular fatigue” and the star trio of Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi is struggling for collective type.
“Kylian took a blow to the knee or simply behind,” mentioned Galtier after the ultimate whistle. “We will see, but it surely doesn’t appear too severe. Overall, it was a very good efficiency. We needed to focus. The first half situation was unbelievable, however we obtained our style for victory again on the finish.”
To make issues worse, simply hours after lacking out on Hakim Ziyech and Milan Skriniar within the January switch window, Ramos got here off round 10 minutes after Mbappe. Captain Marquinhos is now the one match senior central defender accessible to Galtier which implies that Danilo Pereira or El Chadaille Bitshiabu are prone to fill in.
It was not all dangerous information as Fabian Ruiz notched himself a much-needed aim and an help whereas Messi obtained again among the many targets. It may have been a better closing rating too had Kiki Kouyate’s personal aim and Achraf Hakimi’s efforts not been dominated out through VAR both facet of halftime.
The Moroccan offered for Zaire Emery to make historical past late on however that was solely after the PSG protection had shipped one other aim to Arnaud Nordin to concede for the fourth time in 5 Ligue 1 video games because the FIFA 2022 World Cup. Despite all of that, RC Lens‘ 1-0 loss at dwelling to OGC Nice coupled with Olympique de Marseille’s 2-0 win away at FC Nantes has really stretched PSG’s lead atop Le Championnat to 5 factors.
PSG anxiously await the outcomes of assessments on Mbappe’s harm with Neymar already needing relaxation and Marco Verratti suspended right here and simply getting back from harm.