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Téléfoot: Mbappé in fitness race ahead of Real Madrid game

According to a journalist close to the France forward's family, Mbappé will test out his ankle on Sunday and Monday but remains a doubt for the fixture.

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Téléfoot: Mbappé in fitness race ahead of Real Madrid game
JAVIER GANDUL DIARIO AS

With Neymar already ruled out of the return leg against Real Madrid on Tuesday, PSG now face an anxious 48 hours waiting to see if Kylian Mbappé will recover from an ankle problem in time to face the reigning European champions.

The France international picked up the injury in the match against Toulouse and although he was back on the pitch for the victory over Marseille last weekend, he felt the problem flare up again and was substituted, subsequently missing Saturday’s match against Troyes.

"PSG are optimistic"

According to a journalist for French outlet Téléfoot who is close to the player’s family, Mbappé will take to the training pitches on Sunday and Monday to test out the condition of his ankle. “His participation against Real Madrid is not assured, but PSG are optimistic,” Julian Maynard told the broadcaster.

Ángel di María’s recent form has given Unai Emery other reasons for cheer ahead of the game, but the loss of Mbappé in addition to that of Neymar would still be a considerable blow.