Mbappe to play UCL tie regardless of 'obscure' harm

Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann mentioned on Friday he anticipated Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe to play in the direction of them of their Champions League spherical-of-sixteen first-leg tie on Feb. 14 regardless of having been dominated out with an harm for three weeks.

PSG mentioned on Thursday Mbappe can be out for three weeks after sustaining a thigh harm. The 24-12 months-previous had limped off in the course of the fundamental half of PSG’s three-1 win at Montpellier on Wednesday.

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“i do not suppose he shall be lacking [against Bayern] so I anticipate nothing else,” Nagelsmann instructed a information convention. “i do not know what he has so I assume he’ll play. it is a bit obscure on their [PSG’s] homepage saying he can be out for as a lot as three weeks.”

Mbappe is joint extreme scorer inside the Champions League with seven goals, and second in Ligue 1 with thirteen in 9 matches performed.

“If there may even be no such factor as a structural harm i can not see him lacking the sport,” Nagelsmann mentioned. “it is too early to say already now that he will not play if there may even be no such factor as a structural harm.”

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He mentioned the fact that there was no particular harm named is most seemingly a component of a plan by the French membership.

Bayern, extreme of the Bundesliga with a one-level lead, will host PSG on March eight inside the return leg.

PSG are on account of play 5 matches from Feb. 4-19, with the France worldwide additionally set to overlook their French Cup final-sixteen sport in the direction of Marseille.

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