By PA Sport staff
Paris St Germain have confirmed Kylian Mbappe will miss the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash against Bayern Munich with a thigh injury.
The World Cup golden boot winner was forced off just 21 minutes into Wednesday night’s 3-1 Ligue 1 win at Montpellier.
By that point, Mbappe had already missed two penalties – both saved after the referee had ordered a retake due to encroaching.
Incredible scenes in PSG's game at Montpellier! 🤯
Kylian Mbappé's first penalty attempt is saved, VAR rules he's allowed a retake, his second attempt hits the post and then he blasts the rebound over the bar! 😳 pic.twitter.com/ERbEGzIUgn
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 1, 2023
“After undergoing tests, Kylian Mbappe suffered an injury to the left thigh at the level of the femoral biceps. He is expected to be out of action for three weeks,” PSG confirmed in a short medical update issued on Thursday.
The French champions host Bayern on February 14th but Mbappe should be available for the return leg in Munich on March 8th.
The forward has scored 13 goals in Ligue 1 this season, second only to Folarin Balogun – the Arsenal loanee having scored 14 for Reims.