Mbappe and Ramos Set to Face Bayern Munich in UCL As PSG Coach Drops Injury Update on Stars

Mbappe and Ramos Set to Face Bayern Munich in UCL As PSG Coach Drops Injury Update on Stars

  • Kylian Mbappe and Sergio Ramos did not suffer serious injuries in Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-1 victory against at Montpellier
  • PSG coach Christophe Galtier has spoken on the injuries suffered by both players ahead of their upcoming Champions League games
  • Mbappe and Ramos have played a pivotal role for PSG this season as the French champions push to win the Champions League this season

Christophe Galtier has brought good news to Paris Saint-Germain fans ahead of their upcoming UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie against Bayern Munich.

Fans were left worried after Kylian Mbappe and Sergio Ramos picked up knocks in the Ligue 1 victory against Montpellier, with both players now a doubt for the first-leg tie on February 14.

Kylian Mbappe, Sergio Ramos, Paris Saint-Germain, UEFA Champions League, PSG
Kylian Mbappe and Sergio Ramos will most likely be available for PSG when the host Bayern Munich in the Champions League first-leg. Photo by Tim Clayton
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Galtier has now confirmed that the injuries to both Mbappe and Ramos were not as serious as first feared and that both stars were substituted to manage their workload during a busy schedule, Reuters reports.

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“Sergio preferred to leave and not to take risks because of the discomfort he felt in his adductor and concerning Kylian, there was a challenge after a dribble, he took a blow on the knee.
"But also, when you look at the run of games obviously, he can't take any risks because we have a very busy schedule. But apparently, it doesn't seem to be very serious for either player."

PSG will host Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 at the Parc des Princes on February 14 as Europe’s top competition resumes for the knockout phase.

Galtier blames Chelsea for failed Ziyech deal

Meanwhile, when it comes to Hakim Ziyech's failed move, Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier places the finger squarely at Chelsea, Goal reports.

The Moroccan winger was close to joining the French champions on transfer deadline day, but the deal fell through after the wrong documents were sent by Chelsea on three occasions.

Ziyech, who has only made four Premier League starts for Chelsea this season, is currently stuck with the Blues in west London at least until the end of the season.

Mbappe misses back to back penalties

Earlier, Sports Brief reported 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.

The 24-year-old had the opportunity to put PSG ahead after just seven minutes, however, his effort was thwarted by Montpellier's goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte.