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Mbappe might not play in the game against Real Madrid on Wednesday

Mbappe was hit in training this Monday two days before the knockout round of the Champions League against Real Madrid.

The player will now undergo examinations to determine a possible injury according to multiple reports.

Mbappe’s brilliant first-leg winner means he’s netted the opener in all four of his UCL goalscoring appearances this term.

According to “RMC sport Le Parisien and L’Equipe”, Mbappé is almost ruled out for the game vs Real Madrid. PSG fears it might be a fracture.

He suffered the blow to his foot and is very unlikely to play on Wednesday. Mbappe missing the second leg against Real Madrid will be a big blow for the French side.

Under some pressure, Real Madrid must overhaul a 1-0 first-leg defeat against Paris Saint-Germain to reach the UEFA Champions League (UCL) quarter-finals.

The Spaniards responded to that setback by winning their next three league fixtures despite only leading one of them at the break.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti describing the latest of them (W 4-1 vs Real Sociedad) as “near perfect”.

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The 13-time European champions will still need to call on all their experience if they’re to progress but playing at home should give Madrid a significant boost.

Real Madrid haven’t lost at home since late September or failed to score since before Christmas, so they’re reliable performers on home soil, also evidenced by going unbeaten in the last three home games.

Since the first leg, PSG have lost twice to sides gunning for European qualification so they’ve not had ideal preparation for their bid to edge ahead in the all-time head to head stakes and reach the last eight.

While they’ll draw on the experience of Lionel Messi ahead of his first trip to the Bernabéu since leaving Barcelona, even he hasn’t won here since March 2019!

As they’ve not won any of their last four UCL away matches, this promises to be a tense evening for the Parisians, but at least they scored in the last three of those fixtures and doing so again will strengthen their position.

They’ve also fared well in Spain recently, beating Barcelona 4-1 in 2021 and drawing 2-2 at the Bernabéu in 2019 – repeating either would see them through.

Kylian Mbappé’s compatriot Karim Benzema scored after the 75th minute in each of Madrid’s last three games and him being fully fit will be a big boost for Real Madrid.

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