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Sport Tuchel cannot explain Mbappe's Champions League dry spell

23:35  01 december  2020
23:35  01 december  2020 Source:   goal.com

PSG: in Monaco with Leipzig in the lead

 PSG: in Monaco with Leipzig in the lead © Panoramic Back in business after three weeks without playing, Kylian Mbappé returns to a Stade Louis II where he achieved his first exploits. Princely shock at the opening of the 11th day of Ligue 1 . After the duel between Rennes and Bordeaux (7 p.m.), AS Monaco, sixth two points behind second place ( the classification here ), indeed receives the Parisian leader this Friday (9 p.m.), to Louis II. “It will be a tough game in Monaco, it always is.

Kylian Mbappe will miss PSG' s meeting with RB Leipzig but it will not be the start of a prolonged spell out, according to Thomas Tuchel . Mbappe was left out of the PSG squad for Wednesday' s Champions League meeting with RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena due to "muscle discomfort"

Kylian Mbappe is set to be dropped by manager Thomas Tuchel after the PSG star criticised the team for having 'no personality'. Tuchel felt the comments were unnecessary and has opted to leave Mbappe out of the league clash away at Nantes on Wednesday night.

Thomas Tuchel cannot explain Kylian Mbappe's drought in the Champions League but is confident the Paris Saint-Germain star can make a decisive impact against Manchester United.

a man wearing a uniform: PSG forward Kylian Mbappe © Getty Images PSG forward Kylian Mbappe

Tuchel's men, who lost in last season's final to Bayern Munich, face a challenge to progress to the last 16 of this year's competition after a series of unconvincing performances in the group stage.

United, having won the reverse fixture in Paris, lead Group H with nine points, with PSG and RB Leipzig level on six points heading into the final two pool games.

Key to PSG's struggles has been their form in front of goal. While United have scored 12 goals in four games, PSG have found the net just five times.

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Is Kylian Mbappe undermining his boss? Is Thomas Tuchel disrespecting his starlet? Tuchel explained that he took his striker off to give Edinson Cavani some game time and also to Can Kylian Mbappe and Thomas Tuchel put their differences aside and bring a Champions League trophy to

Kylian Mbappe and Adrien Rabiot were dropped from the PSG team on Sunday. The pair were left out of the side to play Marseille due to disciplinary reasons. PSG coach Thomas Tuchel said action had been taken place before the game. Mbappe came off the bench to score the opener in the 2-0 win in

United have converted 21.8 per cent of their shots compared to 10.4 for PSG.

PSG have taken advantage of 37.5 per cent of their big chances. In stark contrast to the profligacy shown by the Ligue 1 champions, United have found the net from 83.3 per cent of their big chances.


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Mbappe has not scored in the Champions League since a 5-0 win over Galatasaray on December 11 last year, despite taking 11 shots - including one big chance - this term.

Of that barren run, Tuchel told a media conference: "I heard about that statistic [the drought] and I was surprised.

"I can't explain it because he has everything needed to score at every level. He has the quality, the personality and the experience to be decisive."

Liverpool tipped to sign Kylian Mbappe next summer

  Liverpool tipped to sign Kylian Mbappe next summer Former England striker Kevin Phillips has backed Liverpool sign Kylian Mbappe next summer. The Paris Saint-Germain forward is one of the most exciting young players in the world, wreaking havoc for the Ligue 1 champions. Mbappe has been tipped to join Liverpool throughout this year, but Real Madrid are also strong contenders to snap him up. The 21-year-old is yet to sign a new deal at PSG and there is a growing feeling that he could leave at the end of the season.

Mbappe was substituted in the 68th minute by manager Thomas Tuchel . The forward was visibly angry with the decision and made his feelings known. Mbappe , who scored PSG' s fourth goal of the game, has long been linked with a move away from the Ligue 1 champions , with Real Madrid and Liverpool

Paris Saint-Germain will likely be without Kylian Mbappe , who has a throat infection, for Wednesday' s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund, admits Thomas Tuchel .

Marcus Rashford has been the match-winner for United in each of the past two meetings between United and PSG, famously knocking them out in the last 16 of the 2018-19 competition.

Asked about impressions of the England forward outside of his home country, Tuchel said: "We value him also when he plays in England, not in Parc des Princes because this gets a little bit annoying.

"The guy is a very young adult who takes his responsibility off the pitch very impressively. I met him three times as an opponent; every time I meet a calm guy, a humble guy, a nice person. I like this kind of mixture a lot.

"The sporting side is clear, he's a big threat with his speed, with his precision and his finishing, his determination. He is super rapid on counter-attacks, strong in the air for headers. It's nice to see guys like him from the academy making such a big impact."

Liverpool and Real Madrid's interest in Kylian Mbappe is 'real' .
Liverpool and Real Madrid’s interest in Kylian Mbappe is ‘real’, according to Sport [via Sport Witness]. The Reds have been linked with a stunning move for the Paris Saint-Germain superstar, but Madrid are also seen as possible suitors. Mbappe’s current deal at PSG expires at the end of the 2021/22 season, and while the Ligue 1 giants remain hopeful of him staying on, two of Europe’s biggest teams are circling. Liverpool’s interest is genuine, as per this latest report, with Jurgen Klopp a huge admirer of the Frenchman.

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