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French and PSG sensational player, Kylian Mbappe has reportedly tested negative for the dreaded coronavirus after missing training with teammates due to illness.
The 21-year-old forward who had a throat infection was sidelined for two training sessions. This may imply that the prolific forward may not start their crucial champions league knockout match against Borussia Dortmund.
Paris Saint-Germain coach, Thomas Tuchel who revealed Mbappe had been struggling with chest pain (angina) said:
He was sick yesterday and he is sick today with angina and we are trying to maybe have a light practice (with him) this evening.
He did not practice with us the last two days. We must wait and decide tomorrow morning.
Meanwhile, Mbappe has been in fine form in the Champions League this season, scoring five goals and registering four assists.
Neymar and Mbappe celebrate goal at the Signal Iduna Park
The Ligue 1 champions who had lost the first leg by a scoreline of 2-1 courtesy Erling Haaland’s double will hope Mbappe recovers in time so he can impact significantly into the match. Recall that Mbappe gave an assist in the first leg after his tremendous run left Neymar with a simple touch to score a crucial away goal at the Signal Iduna Park.
Failure to overturn the 2-1 deficit at the Parc des Princes will imply their fourth successive elimnation in the UEFA Champions League rounds of 16. Mbappe who already have 5 goals and 4 assists to his name will therefore need to replicate his fine form at this stage of the champions league match which will be played on Wednesday, March 11.
Meanwhile, Mbappe has 18 goals and five assists in just 20 appearances for the French League 1 back-to-back champions.
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