Report: Mbappe Remains Unlikely to Start Against Atalanta in Champions League Quarter-Final

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe remains an unlikely candidate to start against Serie A side Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie, according to a report from Le Parisien.

Mbappe was slated to miss three weeks of action due to an ankle sprain injury that he suffered during the Coupe de France final. He has made progress in his recovery, and he even made the trip to Portugal with his teammates for early Champions League preparations. PSG is taking part in several training sessions before the fixture on Wednesday. Mbappe took part in several activities on Saturday but was not a normal participant in training.

Still, there is optimism that Mbappe could feature in the fixture. According to the report, Mbappe “remains at best” a candidate to be selected to the bench for the contest. But it remains to be seen on whether Mbappe will have a possible minutes restriction or whether he would be limited in movements on the field.

Should PSG defeat Atalanta without Mbappe in the starting 11, the new target for his return as a starter will be Aug. 18, which would be the date of the semifinal fixture against either Atletico Madrid or RB Leipzig.

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