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Mbappé will start on the bench against Manchester City


Still embarrassed by a contracture in the right calf, Kylian Mbappé will not start this Tuesday evening with PSG for the match against Manchester City, counting for the semi-finals of the Champions League (9 p.m.).

It is a very big blow for the club of the capital.

According to information from


, confirmed by




, Paris SG coach Mauricio Pochettino will leave Kylian Mbappé on the bench to start the Champions League semi-final return against Manchester City. At a press conference, Pochettino announced that he would wait until the last moment to make a decision. His choice is made. The Parisian striker therefore still feels discomfort in his right calf. He could possibly come into play. Or not ... Since the 2-1 defeat against the Skyblues last Wednesday, the world champion has not been able to train with his teammates. He therefore forfeited the home victory against Lens (2-1). During the game before the match on Monday at the Etihad Stadium,


reported that the Parisian would not have arrived until after the first quarter of an hour open to the media to perform separate exercises.

Decisive against Barcelona and Bayern Munich

Author of eight goals and three assists on the European scene this season, discreet in the first leg but dazzling against Barcelona in the round of 16 and in the quarter against defending champion Bayern Munich, Mbappé will miss the Parisian attack and Neymar, tenured, will have to show his best face.

The Parisians lost 2-1 at the Parc des Princes and will have to score at least two goals at the Etihad if they hope to advance to a second C1 final in a row.

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Source: lefigaro

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