Champions League: Kylian Mbappé will start on the bench against Manchester City

The Parisian striker is the victim of a contracture in the right calf and can not be aligned from the start for the semi-final second leg of the Champions League.

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The Parisian player Kylian Mbappé will start on the bench Tuesday, May 4 for the semi-final of the Champions League of Paris Saint-Germain against Manchester City, franceinfo learned from a source close to the Parisian club. The French is the victim of a contracture in the right calf.

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For several days, the presence of the French world champion had been uncertain, due to a contracture in the right calf. He could not be aligned by the Parisian coach Mauricio Pochettino against Lens, this Saturday. After the match against the Northerners, the Parisian coach had nevertheless shown “optimistic” for a return of the young player of 22 years for this semi-final return of the Champions League in Manchester.

Defeated in the first leg by Manchester City (1-2), the Parisians will have to win without the Parisian striker on the English lawn to hope to participate in a second Champions League final in a row. The capital club must score at least two goals on the lawn of the Etihad Stadium to have a chance of qualifying.

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