11th March, 2020
Kylian Mbappe has been given the nod ahead of Paris Saint-Germain’s crunch Champions League clash with Dortmund after he was tested for coronavirus.
The France international missed two days of training with a throat infection and took a test to see if he was COVID-19 positive.
However, the result released on Tuesday night confirmed that Mbappe doesn’t have the virus.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel has now confirmed that the World Cup winner is suffering from a bout of “angina” – a condition marked by severe pain in the chest and can reduce the flow of blood to the heart.
“Kylian is sick,” said Tuchel.
“He was sick yesterday and he is sick today with angina and we are trying to maybe have a light practice (with him) this evening.”
“He did not practice with us the last two days,” added the PSG boss. “We must wait and decide tomorrow morning (whether he will play).”
With PSG trailing Dortmund, the task of winning the tie has been made harder after it was confirmed that the match at the Parc des Princes will be played behind closed doors.
The decision was made by the Paris police on Monday to help contain the spread of coronavirus.
PSG responded by the news by confirming the club is “fully mobilized” to ensure the match goes ahead in the “best possible conditions”.