Kylian Mbappe Misses Training Due to Illness Ahead of PSG vs. Dortmund

Gill Clark@@gillclarkyFeatured Columnist IIMarch 9, 2020

Paris Saint-Germain's French forward Kylian MBappe takes part in a training session in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, west of Paris, on March 3, 2020, on the eve of the French Cup football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Lyon. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)
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Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe missed training on Monday through illness ahead of Wednesday's crunch UEFA Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund

Goal's Benjamin Quarez reported as much on Monday. His absence would be a significant blow to PSG's chances of overturning their 2-1 deficit against the German side and avoiding a fourth consecutive last-16 exit.

Mbappe has eclipsed Neymar as PSG's most important player during their time at the club.

He was PSG's top scorer last season as Thomas Tuchel's side retained their league title, racking up 33 goals in 29 league games for PSG.

He was also named Ligue 1 Player of the Season and Young Player of the Season for 2018-19 and finished sixth at the 2019 FIFA Ballon d'Or.

The 21-year-old is a prolific goalscorer with blistering pace who has terrorised defences in France since bursting on to the scene with former club Monaco and is already regarded as one of Europe's best attackers.

Mbappe missed the start of the 2019-20 season through injury, but he still has 30 goals and 17 assists to his name in just 32 games in all competitions.

If the forward does miss the match, which will be played behind closed doors because of the outbreak of the coronavirus, Tuchel will still have plenty of firepower available to him in the form of Neymar, Edinson Cavani, Mauro Icardi, Angel Di Maria and Pablo Sarabia.

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