Kylian Mbappe had a night to forget as his team, Paris St. Germain, triumphed away at Montpellier despite the fact that he was the team’s star player. Mbappe missed two penalties, missed a sitter, and was injured after only 21 minutes of play.
The striker for France had an early penalty kick that was saved, and then after getting a reprieve, he had his retake blast off the post, but he still managed to put the rebound over an open goal.
Soon after, Mbappe hobbled off the field while clutching his hamstring. This happened less than two weeks before PSG’s last-16 first-leg match against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
After the game, head coach Christophe Galtier speculated that the injury may have been caused by a blow rather than an issue with the player’s muscles.
Galtier said that it was unclear if the blow had been delivered to the back of the knee or the back of the thigh. “I’m not too concerned about it. We are unsure if it is a bruise or a contusion at this time.
“With the run of matches, we don’t want to take chances since we have a very full fixture schedule,” the manager said, “but it doesn’t look to be that severe.”
After the halftime break, Fabian Ruiz broke the tie with a goal that he poked in from close range. Previously, an opening scored by Achraf Hakimi for the league leaders had been ruled off.
After an attempt in the first half was called out for offside, Lionel Messi subsequently scored a second goal by slotting the ball in from close range. After that, Arnaud Novin and Warren Zaire-Emery traded goals in the latter stages of the game.
Following the victory, PSG extends their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to five points.