Kylian Mbappe is doubtful for Champions League clash after horror tackle in PSG 1-0 win over St Etienne in the French Cup at Stade de France on Friday night.
It was the first time football had returned to France since the coronavirus pandemic but Neymar’s 14th-minute strike proved to be the only goal of the game.
The 21-year-old France international surged past St Etienne captain Loic Perrin before the defender produced a terrible challenge to bring the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner down in the 26 minutes of the game.
However, Mbappe screamed in agony before a mass brawl broke out between the two sets of players before Perin was sent off after a VAR check.
Tackle just on Mbappe !!!! Horrible tackle !!! pic.twitter.com/AujXWkxxyQ
— Justin (@jutin__) July 24, 2020
Mbappe was pictured limping through the stadium on crutches during the second half, leaving his participation in PSG’s hectic upcoming schedule in doubt.
PSG face Lyon in the Coupe de la Ligue final before they restart their quest to win their first-ever Champions League on August 12 when take on Atalanta in the quarter-finals ahead of a potential semi-final clash against Atletico Madrid or RB Leipzig.