Kylian Mbappe, ahead of Paris Saint Germain’s Champions League tie against Real Madrid, took a knock on his foot. He is doubtful for the mega-clash that will take place on March 10. 

PSG carry a faint 1-0 lead, from the first leg, to the Santiago Bernabéu. The winner of the round of 16 game will advance to the quarter-final of the European tournament. 

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Mbappe had scored a stoppage time winner in the first leg against Carlo Ancelloti’s men. L’Equipe newspaper said on Monday that the 23-year-old was hurt during a training session and is now doubtful for the match in Spain on Wednesday.

The sports daily said Mbappé underwent medical exams that ruled out a fracture. PSG did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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PSG confirmed Mbappe’s injury. “Kylian Mbappe received a shock on his left foot during training today,” the club said.

“He was treated this afternoon. The clinical examination is reassuring and a new assessment will be made in 24 hours,” the French outfit added. 

Interestingly, Mbappé has been linked with a move to Real Madrid when his contract expires this year.

The World Cup champion has been in stellar form this season, with 24 goals and 17 assists in all competitions as PSG has become increasingly reliant on its star. Mbappé was suspended this weekend for a French league match against Nice and PSG lost 1-0.

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Real Madrid enters the second leg against PSG with coach Carlo Ancelotti having to figure out a way to set up his midfield. Casemiro is suspended and Toni Kroos and Federico Valverde are listed as doubtful because of health issues. Valverde is more likely to be available after missing Saturday’s Spanish league game against Real Sociedad because of flu symptoms, but Kroos is expected to be out because of a muscle injury.