Paris SG star striker Kylian Mbappé, who suffered a knock to his foot in training on Monday, is in the 24-player squad to face Real Madrid on Wednesday in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16, announced the french club.
The French international, author of the only goal in the first leg, passed a “reassuring” medical examination on Monday afternoon, although this Tuesday he will undergo medical tests again, PSG said.
Mbappé’s injury, which was quickly reported by the French media, set off alarms among Paris SG supporters, already accustomed to one or more of their stars missing decisive duels in the top European club competition in recent years. depriving the club of the coveted continental title.
The loss of their French star would have disrupted the preparation of the match for the Parisians, dependent on the exploits of ‘Kyky’, their best scorer and assistant this season.
Without the suspended world champion, PSG lost to Nice in the French league (1-0) on Saturday. “There is a PSG with Kylian and another without Kylian,” Nice coach Christophe Galtier acknowledged after the match.
PSG is counting on Mbappé to reach its goal of winning the Champions League final at the end of May, which will be played at the Stade de France, on the outskirts of Paris.