Last night, Paris Saint-Germain were defeated 2-1 by Manchester City in their second consecutive home game in the Champions League knockout stage. According to Diario AS, PSG took an early lead through Marquinhos, only for Pep Guardiola’s side to mount a second-half comeback, a result that has pushed Kylian Mbappe closer to deciding to leave PSG for the Spanish capital and Real Madrid.
Despite coming into the game in the best form of his career, Mbappe was L’Equipe’s lowest-rated PSG player this morning, highlighting his inability to create danger on the break. Mbappe has already caused panic in the Barcelona and Bayern Munich defenses, but John Stones and Ruben Dias have done an excellent job of marshalling him.
Given City’s strength, recovering the deficit in Manchester will be difficult, and a semi-final exit would jeopardize PSG’s chances of keeping Mbappe. Despite winning the Champions League, he has won everything there is to win so far, and he may look elsewhere rather than renewing his contract, which is set to expire in the summer of 2022. Mbappe, who is only 22 years old, has a long career ahead of him, and Madrid wants to see him in white. They’ve been dating for years, but PSG’s exit in the semi-finals may be the catalyst for them to get serious.
Source: Football Espana