Paris Saint-Germain attacker Kylian Mbappe will reportedly start the Champions League clash with Manchester City from the bench.
The Parisians face off against City in their semi-final second leg tonight, with Pep Guardiola’s side holding a 2-1 lead on aggregate.
Goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez at the Princes Park give City some breathing room, but the tie is by no means over.
Though, Paris Saint-Germain may have to attempt a comeback without talisman Kylian Mbappe.
It was reported in the lead-up to the game that Mbappe could miss the game due to a calf injury.
Now, according to Telefoot journalist Julien Maynard, it has been ruled that Mbappe is not fit enough to start the game.
— Julien Maynard (@JulienMaynard) May 4, 2021
Though, the Frenchman will be on the bench and as a result, could play some part in the game.
That will come as a huge boost for Manchester City, who would have been worried about the threat that Mbappe possesses.
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Should Manchester City avoid defeat against Paris Saint-Germain tonight, the players will cement themselves as the first City side to make the Champions League final.
That is plenty enough motivation for these City players, who impressed during the first leg in France.
In a game that had immense quality on show, City proved that they can perform on the big stage and we expect much of the same tonight.
Pep Guardiola also chose to rest a number of his star players against Crystal Palace on Saturday, which could play into their hands.
Two away goals could also be key, with Paris Saint-Germain having to score at least two goals to win the game.
Safe to say, it will be an uphill task for the Parisians, especially without Kylian Mbappe.
Source: English Premier League – Sportslens.com