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PSG's Kylian Mbappe 'only fit enough for bench against Manchester City'

Kylian Mbappe 'only fit enough for bench against Man City'
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Paris Saint-Germain attacker Kylian Mbappe is reportedly only fit enough for a place on the bench against Manchester City in the Champions League.

Paris Saint-Germain attacker Kylian Mbappe will reportedly only be fit enough for the bench against Manchester City in Tuesday's Champions League battle.

The 22-year-old shook off a previous concern to feature in the first leg, but he was nullified by Pep Guardiola's defence as City claimed a 2-1 first-leg advantage in the semi-final.

Mbappe was then nowhere to be seen against Lens in Ligue 1 at the weekend due to a calf problem, but he was included in the travelling squad for the trip to the Etihad.

However, Telefoot claims that Mauricio Pochettino is still anxious over Mbappe's fitness, and the PSG boss is not willing to risk the World Cup-winning Frenchman from the first whistle on Tuesday.

The report claims that Mbappe had to be restricted to individual training on Monday, and there are fears that rushing him back into action too soon could run the risk of a season-ending injury.

PSG are also without the suspended Idrissa Gueye and injured Juan Bernat for the second leg, and Pochettino's men have work to do after Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez cancelled out Marquinhos's opener at the Parc des Princes last week.

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