The superstar France forward was blank as Luis Enrique’s side dropped their second straight road game in Europe
There is something about Paris Saint-Germain and Champions League away games this season. Although the Parisians are a fearsome side at home, their form away from Parc des Princes has been alarming, and so it proved on Tuesday, as they surrendered an early lead to a rampant AC Milan side. And it happened in perhaps the most puzzling way possible, with Kylian Mbappe left anonymously as the Parisians lost 2-1.
Luis Enrique’s side took the lead inside 10 minutes as one centre-back combined with the other, Marquinhos flicking a corner to the far post, where an unmarked Milan Skriniar welcomed home from close range. But the Milan response was swift, Rafael Leao providing it with an acrobatic volley inside the six-yard box to tie the game early.
PSG nearly had a second midway through the opening period, only to see Mike Maignan deny Mbappe as he ran through on goal. Ousmane Dembele, too, came close, rattling the bar with a curled effort.
But it was Milan who grabbed the next goal, as Olivier Giroud peeled away at the back post and with Theo Hernandez’s cross with a thumping header early in the second half. Their chances multiplied from there, the Rossoneri midfield simply outrunning a lifeless Parisian outfit. By the end of it all, the visitors were pinging balls to Mbappe and praying for a European miracle — one that never arrived.
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