Paris Sain-Germain (PSG) on Friday beat Saint-Etienne 1-0 to lift the French Cup, their second title of the season after winning the incomplete Ligue 1. In any case, under the watchful eye of dominating the match, politeness of a Neymar goal, PSG lost their star striker Kylian Mbappe to a genuine-looking physical issue at the Stade de France.

The match, which saw a few supporters and the French president in the stands, was altogether dominated by PSG as far as ball ownership and attempts on target. In any case, the Mbappe injury cast a dark haze of despair over PSG’s celebration.

The 21-year-old French international limped off the ground after Loic Perrin’s solid tackle had left him enduring in pain. Perrin was immediately sent off yet his tackle prompted a colossal spat between the players of both the teams.

“Everybody is stressed. Each and every individual who saw the foul is concerned. Obviously, I’m concerned,” PSG coach Thomas Tuchel said after the match. “We have to show restraint because we don’t have any news. I figure he will experience tests tonight,” Tuchel added.

“I trust Kylian will recoup as fast as conceivable because he’s a vital player for us,” said PSG captain Thiago Silva.

The World Cup victor with France, who later reappeared from the changing area on bolsters, is a genuine uncertainty for PSG’s up and coming Champions League campaign.

Brazilian forward Neymar scored the main goal of the game, which marked the arrival of professional football in France after a four-month suspension because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was also the principal serious match in one of Europe’s leading footballing nations which was played before spectators – around 5,000 individuals were allowed into the 80,000-seater stadium to watch the final.

Next Friday on the same pitch, Tuchel’s side will play Lyon in the French League Cup final as they look to win a trio of residential titles this season.


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