PSG and Bayern Munich locked horns in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 game at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday. Kylian Mbappe started on the bench and Lionel Messi, Neymar and Warren Zaïre-Emery led the home team’s attack.
Neymar, Messi and midfielder Verrati were trolled on social media as they struggled against Bayern.
“Verratti is getting humiliated out there, overrated player #PARBAY,” a Twitter user said.
“PSG are a disgrace, all that money and all those superstars and they still set up like a Big Sam side flirting with relegation,” another one added.
For PSG, February started with a trip to Montpellier, the first half of which was an absolute disaster for Galtier’s side. Mbappe missed a penalty followed by missing the re-take that was eventually ordered, before limping off after just 21 minutes, shortly before Sergio Ramos followed him down the tunnel with an issue of his own.
Mbappe was withdrawn and replaced by Hugo Ekitike. It’s not clear when the injury happened, but it later was clear that he had suffered a left thigh injury.
The team’s medical report estimated Mbappe would miss three weeks of the game. He is expected to return in the final week of February, but he has since returned to training and is back in PSG’s matchday squad ahead of schedule.
Christophe Galtier, head coach of PSG spoke on Mbappe’s potential involvement against Bayern “he has just completed training the day before the match, and his return after the session was good. We will wait until the morning to see how he is feeling.”
“I will make the wisest decision. He will not be on the bench just to make up the numbers,” he added.