Kylian Mbappe’s Dejected Reaction Despite PSG’s UCL Progress Goes Viral

Kylian Mbappe’s Dejected Reaction Despite PSG’s UCL Progress Goes Viral

Elijah Odetokun
updated at December 14, 2023 at 9:57 AM
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  • Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund played to a 1-1 draw in Germany
  • Both teams progressed to the knockout stage after AC Milan beat Newcastle
  • Kylian Mbappe was caught on camera looking dejected despite his team’s progress

Paris Saint-Germain progressed to the knockout stage of this season’s UEFA Champions League, but it seems not to be enough for talisman Kylian Mbappe.

PSG were drawn into the group of death, which includes Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan and Newcastle United. The Parisians managed to progress, picking eight points from a possible 18 and suffering a 4-1 hammering at the hands of the Premier League club.

They were on the brink of dropping into the Europa League, but Milan’s comeback victory changed the group standings and sent the English club home instead.

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Kylian Mbappe in action for Paris Saint-Germain during their 1-1 draw against Borussia Dortmund. Photo by Boris Streubel.
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The France international had a goal disallowed by the video assistant referee that could have earned his team all three points, level on points with Dortmund, but still finishing second.

Mbappe reacts dejectedly after PSG draw

As spotted by TNT Sports, the France international appears to be displeased at his team’s showing despite their progression to the knockout stage.

He was seen marauding the pitch and wearing a dejected figure. Even though he applauded the travelling fans at the end, he quickly ordered his teammates away from the scene.

The transfer drama between the France national team captain and the club is set to resume this summer. His contract expires in June and has yet to be renewed, with Real Madrid looking to pounce on the situation.

Per ESPN, PSG could face Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Real Madrid in the next round, three of the teams that eliminated them recently, including the 2020 final loss to the German champions.

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Mbappe: Messi deserves Ballon d'Or

Sports Brief previously reported on Mbappe saying Messi deserves the Ballon d'Or after outrage from fans claiming Haaland should have won after winning the treble.

Mbappe acknowledged the Norwegian striker’s achievements but claimed it did not weigh much besides a player like Messi winning the FIFA World Cup.

The former Barcelona captain won the award with a margin of 105 points over the Premier League star.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.