Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe was subbed off in the first half of the Coupe de France final against AS Saint-Etienne due to an ankle injury.
With Mbappe racing to retrieve the ball in the opponent’s own half, Saint-Etienne defender and team captain Loic Perrin came in for a reckless sliding tackle. Mbappe was clearly in pain following the challenge from the French defender and things became tense fairly quickly between the two teams.
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This is a type of challenge that no forward wants to be on the end of, especially in a quick transition sequence. Fortunately, he was able to walk off the field on his own power; manager Thomas Tuchel subbed him off for Pablo Sarabia. Still, the extent of this injury could be very serious.
A reckless tackle from Loic Perrin leads to a fight, a red card and @KMbappe leaving the pitch 😬
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Perrin earned a red card following a VAR check by the referee. Three PSG players received yellow cards for arguments.
PSG certainly hope that this injury will not be a season-altering one.
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