Metz 1-3 PSG: Kylian Mbappe limps offs with leg injury ahead of Champions League clash against Manchester City after firing visitors top of Ligue 1 with stunning brace
Kylian Mbappe netted a brace before Mauro Icardi scored late on from the penalty spot as Paris Saint-Germain returned to the top of Ligue 1 on Saturday.
But the France star gave the visitors a huge injury scare ahead of the midweek Champions league tie against Manchester City by limping off late on after going down under an innocuous challenge.
Mbappe attempted to carry on after receiving treatment but clearly in pain, he was replaced by Julian Draxler in the 87th minute.
Kylian Mbappe scored either side of half-time as PSG returned to the top of Ligue 1
Mbappe latched on to a floated pass from Ander Herrera before smashing his shot into the net
He has just four days to recover in time to face Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final first leg at the Parc des Princes.
Mbappe scored either side of half-time at the Stade Saint-Symphorien on Saturday
PSG opened the scoring inside four minutes when Mbappe latched on to a floated pass from midfielder Ander Herrera, before smashing it past Metz goalkeeper Alexandre Oukidja.
The PSG forward required treatment after going down under an innocuous challenge
Against the run of play, Metz scored the equaliser as right back Fabien Centonze headed home from close range, only for PSG to reclaim the lead through Mbappe in the 58th minute.
Mauro Icardi’s penalty put the result beyond doubt with two minutes remaining, as PSG moved two points clear of second-placed Lille, who have a game in hand against Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday.
Mbappe was replaced by Julian Draxler in the 87th minute after suffering a leg injury