Killian Mbappe is likely to miss. The pressure on Lionel Messi and Neymar has increased.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) won 3-1 victory over Montpellier in the 21st round of the French Ligue 1 in the 2022-23 season held at the Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France at 5 am (Korean time) on the 2nd. With this, PSG recorded 16 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses (51 points), solidifying their 1st place.
As a French league ‘giant’, he boasted overwhelming performance. Neymar was absent, but Messi and Mbappe formed a two-top team, and key players such as Achraf Hakimi, Fabian Luis, Marquinhos, and Sergio Ramos started. Although it was an away game, they had 66.1% of possession and constantly put pressure on Montpellier by attempting 19 shots in 90 minutes.
The first half ended 0-0, but the second half paid off. In the 10th minute of the second half, Luis, who received a pass from Hugo Ekitique, took the lead with the opening goal, and in the 28th minute of the second half, Messi scored an additional goal. Although the goal was recovered at the end of the second half, Warren Zair-Emery, who played as a substitute, scored the key goal and ended the game.
Despite a pleasant victory, PSG could not laugh comfortably. This is because ‘core’ Mbappe was injured. After being hit by a tackle from the opposing defense, Mbappe sat on the ground complaining of pain in his knee in the 20th minute of the first half. Afterwards, he was immediately replaced by Eki Tike. 카지노
Mbappe’s injury was more serious than expected. French media ‘Lequipe’ said, “Mbappe, who complained of severe pain in his knee and left thigh, will undergo a new examination within a few days. Such injuries usually require a three-week break. Therefore, it is unclear whether he will play against Bayern Munich. ” reported.
As mentioned, PSG is ahead of the first leg of the round of 16 of the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) against Munich. The ace was missing in a situation where victory was desperately needed as much as the goal was to win. Mbappe is continuing a good trend, scoring 3 goals and 1 assist in 5 matches against Munich.
As much as that, Mbafe’s departure will have a big impact on PSG’s power and add pressure to Messi and Neymar. Fortunately, Messi and Neymar are also strong against Munich. Neymar has 4 goals and 3 assists in 7 games, and Messi has 4 goals and 2 assists in 6 games.