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Blow for PSG as injured Mbappe to miss Leipzig clash

/ 06:11 PM November 03, 2020
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FILE – Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian Mbappe reacts during the French L1 football match between Rennes (SRFC) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on August 18, 2019, at the Rosharon Park stadium in Rennes, northwestern France. (Photo by Sebastien SALOM-GOMIS / AFP)

Paris Saint-Germain announced on Tuesday that Kylian Mbappe has suffered a hamstring injury and will miss their Champions League game at RB Leipzig.

The French World Cup-winning forward’s last-minute defection is a significant blow for PSG with Neymar and Mauro Icardi already ruled out of Wednesday’s game in Germany.

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Thomas Tuchel’s side take on Leipzig playing catch-up in Group H after losing to Manchester United in their opening game.

Mbappe scored a penalty in the league win over Nantes on Saturday before being withdrawn and heading straight down the tunnel clutching his right hamstring.

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At the time Tuchel was unconcerned about the 21-year-old’s fitness for the Leipzig game.

“It is just fatigue. It’s not an injury,” the PSG manager said after the 3-0 win.

But medical tests have subsequently confirmed that the player is suffering “a right hamstring muscle problem”, PSG said.

Wednesday’s game is a rematch of August’s Champions League semi-final in Lisbon which PSG won 3-0 before losing to Bayern Munich in the final.

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