Kylian Mbappe Out for First Leg of PSG vs Bayern Champions League Tie Due to Thigh Injury
- World Soccer Today -
Kylian Mbappe, a star player for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), has been ruled out of the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich due to a thigh injury.
He sustained the injury during the first half of PSG's 3-1 win against Montpellier in a Ligue 1 match.
Initially, it was thought to be a knee injury, but tests confirmed it was a thigh problem.
Mbappe is expected to miss three weeks of play and will likely sit out the French Cup game against Marseille.
PSG is hopeful he will be fit for the second leg against Bayern on March 8. This injury is a significant setback for PSG, who are hoping to avoid a similar outcome to last
season when they were eliminated from the Champions League in the last 16 by Real Madrid.
The absence of Mbappe, who has scored 25 goals in 26 appearances this season, is a big loss for PSG as they aim to progress further in the Champions League.
The club will now have to rely on other players to step up and fill the void left by the talented French forward.
The first leg of the tie against Bayern Munich is crucial and PSG will need to put in a strong performance if they hope to have a chance of winning the tie.
Despite the injury, PSG will hope that Mbappe will make a swift recovery and return to action as soon as possible.