PSG’s Kylian Mbappe tested for coronavirus

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Kylian Mbappe has reportedly tested negative for coronavirus after missing PSG training due to illness.

The 21-year-old has been sidelined for two training sessions due to a throat infection.

Kylian Mbappe has scored five goals in six Champions League appearances this season
Kylian Mbappe has scored five goals in six Champions League appearances this season

And French outlet L’Equipe claim he tested negative for coronavirus, the deadly disease which has infected over 115,000 people worldwide, including more than 4,000 deaths.

PSG will be hoping Mbappe recovers in time to play a part in Wednesday’s Champions League last-16 second leg tie against Borussia Dortmund.

The Ligue 1 champions trail 2-1 in the tie thanks to Erling Haaland’s double.

Mbappe assisted Neymar’s equaliser with a sparkling run at Signal Iduna Park, before Haaland fired home an emphatic 20-yard winner 13 minutes from time.

If PSG fail to overturn the narrow deficit, they will suffer a Champions League last-16 elimination for a fourth successive season.

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel revealed Mbappe has been struggling with angina, a type of chest pain.

The German coach said: “Kylian is sick.

Thomas Tuchel will hope Kylian Mbappe is well enough to play against Borussia Dortmund
Thomas Tuchel will hope Kylian Mbappe is well enough to play against Borussia Dortmund

“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.”

Tuchel is yet to decide whether to include Mbappe in the matchday squad for the Dortmund clash.

He added: “He did not practice with us the last two days.

“We must wait and decide tomorrow morning.”

Mbappe has been in fine form in the Champions League this season, scoring five goals and registering four assists.

Meanwhile in Ligue 1, he has 18 goals and five assists to his name in 20 appearances.

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