There was bad news for Kylian Mbappé and AS Monaco despite the reigning champions' 3-2 victory over Toulouse on the opening night of Ligue 1. The striker had to be replaced in the after receiving a swift blow to the knee that forced him to leave the field in pain after 74 minutes. It could, however, be good news for Monaco as any form of a long term injury could scare off potential suitors after it was revealed that Mbappé was keen to leave the French side this summer.
He was replaced by Saint-Maximin and put ice on the knee immediately as Monaco and football fans around the world await news on the 18-year-old's injury. At the time of his removal, the score was 3-2, as it finished.
While Mbappé did not score, he picked up right where he left off last year and was in good form, forcing Toulouse into a frantic form of defending whenever he had the ball. He displayed time and time again that one tool that makes him so dangerous. speed.