- PSG takes on Real Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League last-16 on Wednesday at Madrid
- Kylian Mbappe is now a doubt after suffering a knock in training ahead of the clash in Spain
- Mbappe scored the winning goal in the first-leg at Paris, a 93-rd minute score to give PSG an upper hand in the tie
PSG forward Kylian Mbappe faces a late fitness test after suffering an injury in training ahead of Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid on Wednesday.
With a meagre 1-0 lead from the first game, PSG will look to eliminate Carlo Ancelotti’s side to reach the quarter-finals for the third time in three years.
However, their preparations have taken a hit with the news that Mbappe sustained a knock to his left foot in training, courtesy of a heavy challenge from his midfield teammate Idrissa Gueye. The Frenchman had already missed PSG’s 1-0 loss to Nice at the weekend.
The French giants revealed that initial treatment suggested the injury was not too bad, but he will face a final test on the eve of the huge match in the Spanish capital.
In a statement seen by SportsLeo, PSG said: “Kylian Mbappé suffered a shock on the left foot in training today. He underwent treatment this afternoon.
“The clinical examination is reassuring and a new test will be taken in 24 hours.”
The World Cup winner suffered a similar blow in last season’s Champions League when he picked up a calf injury and was forced to watch from the sidelines as PSG were eliminated by Manchester City in their semi-final second leg.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side was brilliant in the first leg, winning thanks to Mbappe’s 93rd-minute strike, but it would be a huge blow if he were unable to face the team he is widely expected to join in the summer as a free agent.
As for the La Liga leaders, Ferland Mendy and Casemiro are both suspended, while Toni Kroos is sidelined due to injury. That means a largely untested midfield three of Federico Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga and Luka Modric could be deployed, with elder statesman Marcelo expected to deputise at left-back.
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