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PSG set to have only ONE of their star trio available against Real Madrid

With Neymar to undergo surgery for a fractured metatarsal, Kylian Mbappe was replaced by Javier Pastore during the Coupe de France quarter-final

KYLIAN MBAPPE is a doubt to face Real Madrid in the Champions League next week after being taken off at half-time with a suspected foot injury against Marseille.

With Neymar to require surgery for a fractured metatarsal, Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery now faces a crisis up front ahead of their biggest game of the season.


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PSG star Kylian Mbappe had to be taken off for Javier Pastore at half-time against Marseille

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PSG star Kylian Mbappe had to be taken off for Javier Pastore at half-time against Marseille

The 19-year-old is believed to be replaced after picking up a suspected foot injury

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The 19-year-old is believed to be replaced after picking up a suspected foot injury

Javier Pastore replaced the 19-year-old at the start of the second half as Les Parisiens beat Rudi Garcia’s men 3-0 to cruise in the Coupe de France semi-finals.

A brace from Angel Di Maria and a late strike from Edinson Cavani ensured that the Ligue 1 leaders remain on course to win the French Cup for a fourth consecutive campaign.

It took until first half added time for the opening goal of the game, with the ex-Manchester United winger finding the bottom right corner with an effort from outside the box.

He doubled his tally for the evening just three minutes after the break, as he guided his attempt again into the bottom right corner after being found by full-back Yuri.

Cavani then wrapped up the victory in the 81st minute with a left-footed strike as PSG go 14 points clear at the top of the table.

But the news that Mbappe picked up a slight injury is a huge concern, with Zinedine Zidane’s side to travel to the Parc des Princes ahead of the Round of 16 second leg.

Neymar a huge doubt for PSG’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid after being stretchered off against Marseille

The French international is now a doubt to face Real Madrid in the Champions League next week

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The French international is now a doubt to face Real Madrid in the Champions League next week

Kylian Mbappe has been a key player for Les Parisiens since moving from Monaco last summer

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Kylian Mbappe has been a key player for Les Parisiens since moving from Monaco last summer

Los Blancos take a 3-1 lead going into the match, after Cristiano Ronaldo netted twice to cancel out Adrien Rabiot’s opener at the Bernabeu.

Mbappe has thrived in his debut season with PSG, banging in 16 goals and picking up 11 assists in all competitions.

While fellow forward Neymar has been even more instrumental for the club, finding the back of the net on 28 occasions, as well as registering 16 assists.

Like the ex-Monaco ace, the 26-year-old picked up his problem against Marseille, during last Sunday’s 3-0 win.

He is expected to be out of action for at least six weeks, with Di Maria, Julian Draxler and Pastore all vying to start against Madrid.


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