Following an injury scare, Kylian Mbappe has been included in Paris Saint Germain’s-squad for their Champions League match against Real Madrid.
The World Cup winner scored the game-winning goal in the first leg at Parc des Princes.
The 23-year-old fired PSG to a late 1-0 win in the first leg of the round of 16 tie at Parc des Princes, giving the Ligue 1 leaders a slim lead to take to the Santiago Bernabeu.
After picking up a knock in training, Mauricio Pochettino’s side were concerned that they would have to finish the job without Mbappe, but he was present with the rest of his teammates as they flew to Spain on Tuesday morning.
What exactly is the situation?
Mbappe was injured during a PSG training session on Monday morning and underwent a series of medical exams to determine the extent of the damage.
We can confirm that the initial medical examinations did not reveal a fracture. The club therefore has provided an update on his condition via their website.
“Kylian Mbappe received a shock on his left foot during training today. He was treated this afternoon. The clinical examination is reassuring and a new assessment will be made in 24 hours.”
PSG gets a fitness boost from Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe missed PSG’s most recent Ligue 1 match on Saturday due to suspension.
Lionel Messi took the World Cup winner’s spot in the number nine position, but the French giants were defeated 1-0 at Nice, and Pochettino will be relieved to have his top scorer available for selection again in Madrid.
Mbappe has 24 goals in 34 appearances for PSG this season, and it has been suggested that the result of the Champions League clash with the Blancos will have a significant impact on his future.
Madrid are confident of signing Mbappe on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer. However PSG haven’t given up on tying him down to new terms. Their chances of doing so will be boosted if he can help them knock the Liga giants out of Europe.
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