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Fans In Disbelief At Brilliance Of Half-Fit Mbappe Despite PSG Defeat

Fans In Disbelief At Brilliance Of Half-Fit Mbappe Despite PSG Defeat
Eoin Harrington
By Eoin Harrington
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The fitness of Kylian Mbappe was the big question going into Tuesday night's Champions League action and, though the Frenchman was not deemed fit enough to start, he very nearly snatched a result for PSG after being introduced against Bayern in the second-half.

PSG would lost 1-0 to Bayern after a goal from former Parisien Kingsley Coman, after a team performance lacking in ambition and creativity. Superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar were unusually quiet, and the inexperience of their lineup led to the team struggling to create any meaningful opportunities.

That was until Mbappe was introduced shortly before the hour mark, and nearly wrestled a result out of the game for PSG single handedly.

Kylian Mbappe defies belief in PSG Champions League defeat

Kylian Mbappe has spent the past two weeks sidelined by a hamstring injury, and was a major doubt for Tuesday night's huge Champions League last 16 game against Bayern Munich at the Parc des Princes.

Mbappe was declared fit ahead of kick-off in Paris, but was only entrusted with a place on the bench for PSG, in a massive showdown between two European heavyweights.

It is the third time in four seasons that the pair have faced each other in the Champions League, with Bayern winning the 2020 final before PSG got revenge in the following season's quarter-finals.

A goal from Kingsley Coman early in the second-half looked to have Bayern on the way to victory, and just four minutes later Kylian Mbappe was introduced in an attempt to bring some life into a dire attacking performance from PSG.


The move from manager Christophe Galtier very nearly paid off, with Mbappe scoring two goals - though both would ultimately be ruled out by VAR offside calls.

It was not just Mbappe's ability to put the ball in the net that impressed viewers.


Even though PSG would go on to lose 1-0, their performance was transformed when their French superstar was introduced off the bench, with Mbappe showing just how important he is to PSG's game.


Despite the 2018 World Cup winner clearly struggling with the after-effects of his hamstring injury, he was still comfortably the best player on the pitch in the second-half. Fans were in disbelief at his performance off the bench at what could be described as half-fit.

Even Bayern Munich fans shared their fear that a fully fit Mbappe could make the difference in the second leg in Germany.

PSG will hope to have Kylian Mbappe back to full fitness when they travel to Munich for the second leg on March 8.

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