In­jured Mbappe in tears, PSG hoist French Cup

Fiji Sun - - SPORTS -

Paris: Paris StGer­main over­came an in­jury to Kylian Mbappe to beat 10-man Saint-Eti­enne 1-0 and win the French Cup in a game that saw some fans al­lowed into the Stade de France.

This was the first game in France af­ter the league was ended in April be­cause of the coro­n­avirus out­break.

Ney­mar opened the scor­ing in a fiery first half that saw Loic Per­rin sent off for a bad foul on Kylian Mbappe.

It prompted a melee on the pitch be­fore the in­jured Mbappe had to go off.

The France in­ter­na­tional left the pitch in tears and later re­turned to the dugout on crutches. He will be a se­ri­ous doubt for PSG’s Cham­pi­ons League quar­ter-fi­nal with Ata­lanta in Au­gust. Ney­mar’s goal proved enough to seal a 13th French Cup for PSG as the sec­ond half played out with few in­ci­dents of note, with both sides show­ing tired­ness on their re­turn to com­pet­i­tive ac­tion.

PSG were awarded the league ti­tle af­ter the sea­son was ended early and this win means they have com­pleted a league and cup dou­ble.

How­ever, their hopes of adding League Cup and Cham­pi­ons League suc­cess to that have been dented by the in­jury to Mbappe.

Kylian Mbappe

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