Why Kylian Mbappe is not starting Today for PSG vs Bayern Munich?


Kylian Mbappe has been named as a substitute for the first leg of Paris Saint-Germain’s UEFA Champions League last 16 tie with Bayern Munich on Tuesday night, but Lionel Messi is in the starting lineup.

The French forward picked up a thigh injury in a win at Montpellier last month and had initially been a doubt to take part in the mammoth clash on Valentine’s Day.

Kylian Mbappe was named among Paris Saint-Germain’s substitutes for Tuesday’s UEFA  Champions League last-16 first leg against Bayern Munich.

Why Mbappe is not starting  for PSG vs Bayern Munich?

The France forward was initially ruled out of the match when sustaining a hamstring injury against Montpellier on February 1 that was expected to sideline him for three weeks.

However, after returning to training on Monday, Mbappe was deemed fit enough to start on the bench for PSG at the Parc des Princes for the visit of Bayern.

Since making his PSG debut in 2017, Mbappe has recorded 57 goal contributions (34 goals and 23 assists) in 50 UEFA Champions League appearances.

Lionel Messi, who missed Saturday’s 3-1 Ligue 1 loss at Monaco, was among the starters for the hosts alongside Neymar and 16-year-old academy graduate Warren Zaire-Emery.

It was a first start in the competition for Zaire-Emery, with his only other appearance coming off the bench in a 7-2 win over Maccabi Haifa in the group stage.

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