Paris Saint-Germain has officially ruled out forward Kylian Mbappe for the team’s UEFA Champions League group stage fixture against RB Leipzig due to muscle discomfort in his right hamstring, the club announced on its official website.
Mbappe was subbed off over the second half of PSG’s recent Ligue 1 fixture against FC Nantes due to fatigue-related reasons. Manager Thomas Tuchel did not want to take any risks with Mbappe and the club has done the same over the past couple of days. PSG held out the forward from the team’s scheduled training session on Monday and will now keep him out for the fixture against Leipzig.
For the moment, PSG will go on and reevaluate Mbappe’s condition in 48 hours. While Mbappe will not face Leipzig, his status for the team’s upcoming league fixture against Stade Rennais has not yet been determined.
PSG’s attack will now not only have to play without Mbappe against Leipzig but also with no Neymar and Mauro Icardi as the two are dealing with short-term injuries. This will place hefty responsibility on the attacking trio of Moise Kean, Angel Di Maria and Pablo Sarabia to help lead the team to pick up all three points against the Bundesliga side.
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