BREAKING: Kylian Mbappe Tested For Coronavirus
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Kylian Mbappé has been tested for coronavirus after falling sick on Monday. The Paris Saint-Germain attacker is expected to get the results of the test tomorrow (Wednesday).
It was earlier reported that PSG were sweating on the fitness of star striker Kylian Mbappe who picked up a throat infection ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 second leg against Borussia Dortmund.
The French World Cup star missed team training Monday and Tuesday and was reported to have a sore throat, with his club needing to overturn a 2-1 deficit from the first leg in Germany three weeks ago.
Mbappe has scored six goals in his past three PSG matches, including a hat-trick in the 5-1 French Cup semi-final win over Lyon last week. “We’re trying to see if he can train a bit tonight (Tuesday).
We have to wait and decide tomorrow morning,” coach Thomas Tuchel told PSG TV. Spanish international Pablo Sarabia is a possible replacement should Mbappe miss the game. PSG lost 2-1 to an inspired Borrusia Dortmund before a crowd of 80,000 in Germany last month, but the return leg will be played at an empty Parc des Princes due to the coronavirus outbreak.
“We’re a team that likes to attack, and we’re going to attack. We’re going to try and score as many goals as possible,” said Tuchel.
“But if the final score is 1-0 to us, I would be perfectly happy.”
PSG’s game away to Strasbourg at the weekend was postponed due to the extent of the virus outbreak in the Alsace region of eastern France.