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It is likely that Paris Saint-Germain finished the 21st round in the French league with mixed feelings.
Tonight (Wednesday) the champions beat Montpellier 1:3 and saw Lance move away to a gap of six points following their 1:0 loss to Nice, but an injury caused Kylian Mbappe to leave the game after only 21 minutes, in which the French striker managed to record one of his embarrassing moments This season, with a double penalty miss.
"Great concern" was written in "RMC" about Mbappe's condition, this even before the severity of the injury and the duration of the absence were known, because in 13 days Bayern Munich will arrive at Parc de France to meet Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16 of the Champions League.
The 24-year-old striker complained of pain in his hamstring after being hit by Montpellier's midfielder LeRoy.
If that wasn't enough, Sergio Ramos also ended the game early with a groin injury, with Renato Sanchez replacing him in the 32nd minute.
"He suffered a blow behind the thigh, and is still suffering from muscle pain," updated PSG coach Christophe Galtier at the end. "And still, according to our initial assessment, it is not a serious injury."
Despite the optimistic estimates, Mbappe himself seems to be in severe pain, he was recorded as saying to the medical team: "The pain is killing me", and in addition, he was also recorded as he measured himself on the way out of the stadium.
Mbappe limps out of the stadium
Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe is being treated after an injury (Photo: GettyImages, SYLVAIN THOMAS/AFP)
Sergio Ramos as mentioned was also injured and replaced, and even in his case Galtier sounds calm.
"It doesn't seem serious. He preferred to go out so as not to take an unnecessary risk. In general, we try to avoid taking risks when it comes to injuries. Obviously, Sergio and Killian are very important players, but in my opinion there is not too much cause for concern."
As mentioned, before the injury, Mbappe went for a penalty kick in the 10th minute, and missed exactly as he did against the same opponent in the first round.
But it didn't end there, because an early entry into the box earned the star a return kick, which the goalkeeper Benjamin Leconte deflected onto the crossbar, and then the rebound fell to the feet of the striker who was standing in front of a completely empty goal, but carelessly sent the ball into the stands.
Beyond the first of two matches in the Champions League, a difficult month awaits the Parisians: next Wednesday they will meet Marseille for "Classic" in the round of 16 of the Cup, and in the month, three days before Bayern, they will be hosted by Monaco, and on the 26th they will go to Marseille again - this time within the league.
Christophe Galtier can only keep his fingers crossed that Mbappe's injury is not serious.
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