Kylian Mbappe had a bad day.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) beat Montpellier 3-1 in the 21st round of the French Ligue 1 in the 2022-23 season held at the Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, France at 5 am (Korean time) on the 2nd. PSG, who had been without a win in 2 games, added 3 points to maintain first place. They are 5 points behind 2nd placed Marseille.
The match was won, but Mbappe couldn’t smile. Mbappe, who started as a two-top player with Lionel Messi, took a penalty kick (PK) in the 8th minute of the first half, but missed it. While blocked by Benjamin Lecomte’s save, he kicked the second ball again, but it missed the goal. Mbappe, who swallowed regret, focused on the attack. He harassed Montpellier while making use of his progressiveness. Mbappe, who was intensively checked, complained of his pain after being fouled by Leo Leroy in the 15th minute of the first half.
He seemed to be experiencing pain in his knee. In the end, Mbappe could not run more and left the ground in the 20th minute of the first half. It was lonely to see the back of Mbappe, who had lost PK and was injured. Afterwards, PSG had to use another unexpected replacement card due to Sergio Ramos injury. Messi and Ashraf Hakimi scored consecutively, but it was canceled due to offside and swallowed regret.
Fortunately, in the 10th minute of the second half, Fabian Ruiz scored and took the lead. In the 27th minute of the second half, Messi’s goal widened the gap. Arnaud Nordin conceded a goal in the 44th minute of the second half, but Warren Zaire-Emery, a supernova in extra time in the second half, scored a key goal and the game ended with PSG winning 3-1. It was a game in which many good things happened for PSG, with Zaire-Emeri becoming the youngest scorer in the club’s history after ending a two-match draw.
As mentioned earlier, it was not Mbappe who was injured following a missed PK. Manager Christophe Galtier said, “Mbappe got a blow on the knee. 스포츠토토 He doesn’t know if it’s a bruise or something more, but it’s not very serious. He’s not deeply concerned.” France’s’Requipe’ also predicted that “Mbappe may not be able to appear in the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) against Bayern Munich in mid-February.”
Meanwhile, Mbappe was also deprived of the top scorer ranking. Polarian Vallogan, on loan from Arsenal to Stade de Reims, scored a hat-trick against Lorient to take his 14th league goal, surpassing Mbappe’s 13th. In many ways, it seems to be a day I don’t want to remember for Mbappe.