Kylian Mbappe Sets Unwanted Stat After ‘Disasterclass’ for France Versus Germany

Kylian Mbappe Sets Unwanted Stat After ‘Disasterclass’ for France Versus Germany

Rene Otinga
updated at March 25, 2024 at 7:24 AM
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  • PSG star, Kylian Mbappe, set a worrying stat against Germany
  • France were second best on Saturday as the Germans won 2-0
  • The Frenchman will leave PSG at the end of the current season

Kylian Mbappe had a difficult time dealing with the German defenders on Saturday, March 23, as he accrued an unwanted stat during their international friendly.

The Frenchman hardly inspired his team as they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat to the 2014 World Champions, with Julian Nagelsmann securing his first win in four attempts.

Kylian Mbappe during the international friendly match between France and Germany at Groupama Stadium on March 23, 2024, in Lyon, France.
Kylian Mbappe takes on the German defence during the international friendly between France and Germany at Groupama Stadium on March 23, 2024, in Lyon, France. Photo by Boris Streubel.
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Florian Wirtz opened the scoring for his nation inside seven seconds as he set a record for the fastest international goal his nation has ever scored.

The Germans then doubled the lead through Arsenal man, Kai Havertz, who benefited from Jamal Musiala’s cutback to slot home in the 49th minute.

France were short of ideas in the second half as Germany saw them off by comfortably containing them in the final third, as Nagelsmann secured a confidence-boosting victory against the 2022 World Cup finalists.

Mbappe sets unwanted stat for France

For Mbappe, the game against Germany will be one that he will want to forget quickly.

The PSG man was far from his best, and despite forcing a great save from Germany’s Marc Andre ter Stegen in the 26th minute, that was one of the only positive highlights he had throughout the match.

According to @OltSports on X (formerly Twitter), Mbappe conceded possession a staggering 25 times. This was the worst number he has accrued in that department in 45 games for France.

Notably, one player that made the 25-year-old’s evening difficult was Joshua Kimmich, who was tasked with marking the pacey forward on the night, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The Bayern Munich defender managed to take the ball off Mbappe an impressive seven times and was a consistent menace to the Frenchman.

What next for France?

France’s next assignment will be against South American nation, Chile, on Tuesday, March 26. Germany, meanwhile, will face the Netherlands in another tricky game.

Why Kobbie Mainoo chose England

In other news, Sports Brief reported on why Kobbie Mainoo decided to play for England instead of Ghana.

The youngster played 15 minutes as the Three Lions succumbed to a friendly defeat to Brazil on Saturday.

Ghanaian journalist, Owuraku Ampofo, said Mainoo was excited by the opportunity to represent England.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and