France’s biggest football club didn’t get past a 1-1 Champions League draw at Club Brugge on Wednesday. Mbappe was replaced shortly after the break. “He has sprained his ankle and already has problems with both ankles,” coach Mauricio Pochettino said afterwards at RMC Sport.
Both goals came within 12 minutes in the first half. Brugge’s Hans Vanaken equalized PSG’s lead through Ander Herrara (15) in the 27th minute. Using the crossbar, Messi had one of the best chances to lead the guests again, but due to the strong performance of the Belgians, the favorite was still doing well with the point in The start of the preliminary round.
‘Team still has to be created’
Close friends Messi and Neymar attacked from over the wings, but were not as effective there as required. Italy’s European champion Marco Verratti’s failure in midfield was dangerous.
“We need time for them to develop an understanding of each other,” Argentine Pochettino said. “It’s clear, and we’ve said it already in the last few days. We still have to make a team. We haven’t had a good evening. We have to stay calm, keep working, make use of the time we need. Get better.”
More detailed information on Mbappe’s injury should be available on Thursday. On Sunday, Paris Saint-Germain hosts Olympique Lyonnais in the Ligue 1 match.
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