Watch: Mbappe Misses Back to Back Penalties Then Blasts a Rebound Over the Bar

Watch: Mbappe Misses Back to Back Penalties Then Blasts a Rebound Over the Bar

  • France forward Kylian Mbappe had a nightmarish outing against Montpellier
  • Mbappe failed to score from the penalty spot twice before being subbed off due to an injury
  • Despite his absence, PSG managed to secure a 3-1 victory over Montpellier

Kylian Mbappe missed from the spot on two occasions in Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 game against Montpellier on Wednesday evening.

Mbappe, who scored a hat-trick of penalties in the World Cup final, uncharacteristically missed his effort from 12 yards on two occasions.

Kylian Mbappe, PSG, penalty
Kylian Mbappe had a horrendous outing for Paris Saint-Germain. Photo credit: @brfootball
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The 24-year-old had the opportunity to put PSG ahead after just seven minutes, per MARCA.

However, his effort was thwarted by Montpellier's goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte, who correctly guessed the direction of Mbappe's effort but was adjudged to have stepped off the line.

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Hence a second opportunity was given to the Frenchman to rewrite his earlier mistake, but it was a case of much ado about nothing as Mbappe missed the target yet again.

This time around, the post stood between his way and the first goal of the match as his effort struck the right post and even missed from the rebound.

Kylian would not have another opportunity to redeem his image after he sustained an injury shortly after his incredible miss from the spot.

The 2022 Golden Boot winner was subbed off after 21 minutes with Hugo Ekitike replacing him.

His inability to add to his tally against Montpellier means, he has been overtaken on the top scorer's chart by Arsenal loanee Folarin Balogun with 14 goals.

Nonetheless, goals from Fabian Ruiz, Lionel Messi and youngster Zaire-Emery rendered Arnaud Nordin's goal a mere consolation as PSG tightened their grip at the summit of the table.

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Here is the video of Mbappe's missed opportunities:

PSG win despite Mbappe blunder

Paris Saint-Germain extended their lead at the top of Ligue 1 with a 3-1 win at Montpellier on Wednesday, but their evening was overshadowed by an injury to Kylian Mbappe, who had earlier missed a penalty, Sports Brief earlier reported.

The PSG superstar had an eighth-minute spot-kick saved by Montpellier keeper Benjamin Lecomte and then saw his second attempt turned onto the post by the keeper.

After winning just one of their last four league games, this awkward trip for PSG saw them also lose Sergio Ramos to injury and have two goals disallowed before Fabian Ruiz put them ahead 10 minutes into the second half.

Source: Sports Brief News