Kylian Mbappe to miss next PSG game and is major doubt for Man City second leg

Manchester City fans will be holding their breath at news that PSG striker Kylian Mbappe might miss Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final.

Man City’s 2-1 win over PSG in the first leg has made the return leg at the Etihad a must-win game for the French champions.

PSG had taken the lead on the night, but second-half goals from Kevin de Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez have made City favourites to reach the final.

Mbappe has scored over 30 goals this season, and started brightly in the game, but failed to register a shot as City took control.

The 22-year-old completed the full 90 minutes on Wednesday, and showed no signs of having taken a knock.

However, PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino announced at today’s press conference that Mbappe suffered from a muscle problem.

"Kylian Mbappe has discomfort in the right calf.

"We hope it does not matter and that he will be back with us soon."

Mbappe will likely miss tomorrow’s Ligue 1 fixture with fifth-placed Lens, with the French champions trailing leaders Lille by one point.

PSG then have a three-day turnaround for the second leg of the semi-final against their English opponents.

The Parisians are already without Idrissa Gueye, who was sent off in the first leg after a challenge on Ilkay Gundogan.

Mbappe played the full match as PSG reached their first Champions League final last season, succumbing to six-time winners Bayern Munich.

Meanwhile, City remain in the driving seat to reach the club’s first European final since their Cup Winners Cup triumph in 1970.

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