Mbappe, Cavani suffer injuries as PSG thump Toulouse

Paris Saint Germain star Kylian Mbappe suffered an injury and was forced out PSG’S 4-0 triumph over Toulouse on Sunday. The French international was the third player to sustain an injury on that day.

The forward could not continue the match after 66 minutes with apparent leg damage, finishing his day too early.

Mbappe went straight into the tunnel with a group of physio. 17-year-old defender Arthur Zagre replaced him in the team line-up.

Mbappe’s injury was the third of the day sustained by a PSG player, as Abdou Diallo and Edinson Cavani were also forced out of the game.

Cavani’s injury happened only 14 minutes into the game as the Uruguayan forward seemed to suffer a groin injury, which prompted an instant substitution.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting came on to replace the injured Uruguayan. The substitute scored two goals as PSG thumped their opponent.

Diallo, in the meantime, went on until the 40th moment before pulling out following an aerial duel with Thiago Silva.

Mbappe had featured for 90 minutes in each of PSG’s first two games of the Ligue 1 season. The striker scored in a 3-0 season-opening win against Nimes.

In any case, he was held scoreless in the second coordinate against Rennes as PSG were shocked 2-1.

The Frenchman scored 33 goals in 29 appearances last season, helping PSG win the title once again.

The Frenchman also scored four times in eight Champions League appearances, before they were stunned by Manchester United in the Round of 16 in the competition.

PSG have been without Neymar since the beginning of the season, and the Brazilian star did not seem to be ready for action in the win over Toulouse.

Marquinihos joined Choupo-Moting on the score sheet, scoring the fourth and last goal. Matthieu Goncalves had earlier scored an own goal to make 2-0 to the home side.

Next up for PSG is a visit to Metz on Friday before the beginning of the first international break of the new season.

From that point onward, the Paris giant will return home to the Parc de Princes to welcome Strasbourg on 14 September.

Author: Cossy

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