Kylian Mbappe has been named in Paris Saint-Champions Germain’s League team despite an injury scare and will face Real Madrid on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old scored a late goal to give PSG a 1-0 lead in the round of 16 the clash at Parc des Princes, giving the Ligue 1 leaders a slim lead to carry to the Santiago Bernabeu.
After picking up a knock in training, Mauricio Pochettino’s side were afraid that they would have to do the job without Mbappe, but he was present with the rest of his teammates when they flew to Spain on Tuesday morning.
What happened to Kylian Mbappe?
Mbappe was injured during a PSG training session on Monday morning and had to undergo a series of medical tests to determine the extent of the damage.
FUTBALLNEWS can confirm that preliminary medical examinations have indicated no fracture, and the club has provided an update on his status on their website: “During today’s workout, Kylian Mbappe experienced a shock to his left foot. This afternoon, he received treatment.
“The clinical examination was positive, and a second evaluation will be completed in 24 hours.”
Mbappe has been selected in PSG’s squad for the second leg of their Champions League clash against Real Madrid, which is set to take place on Wednesday night at the Santiago Bernabeu.
PSG gets a fitness boost from Mbappe
Due to his ban, Mbappe was unable to play in PSG’s most recent Ligue 1 match on Saturday.
Lionel Messi was named as the World Cup winner’s number nine, but the French giants were defeated 1-0 by Nice, and Pochettino will be relieved to have his top scorer available again in Madrid.
Mbappe has 24 goals in 34 games for PSG this season, and it’s been stated that the result of PSG’s Champions League match against Real Madrid will have a big impact on his future.
Madrid is certain of acquiring Mbappe on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer, according to sources, but PSG hasn’t given up hope of re-signing him, and their chances of doing so will be strengthened if he can help them knock the Liga giants out of Europe.