Mbappe’s time to shine if PSG are to beat Real Madrid without Neymar
UCL last-16 tie takes place tonight
Neymar’s absence from Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League encounter with Real Madrid this evening cannot be underestimated.
PSG are already 3-1 behind in the tie and will have to do without the Brazilian forward after he fractured a metatarsal against Marseille last month. The 26-year-old is the UCL’s joint-third top goalscorer this season and has 26 goals to his name in all competitions.
Any side in the world would struggle without Neymar’s quality. But luckily for Les Parisiens they still have a wealth of talent to call upon in the French Capital.
Kylian Mbappe is already enjoying his second season of Champions League football at the age of 19. He’s scored four goals in the competition so far this season, including one against Bayern Munich.
On home soil, he stands a much better chance of stretching the visiting defence with his exciting pace and trickery. He’s 11/10 to Score Anytime.
Edinson Cavani, too, has been in magnificent form this season. The Uruguayan has failed to score in just three home matches this term. He’s bagged in his last five matches at Parc des Princes and should prove a handful for Sergio Ramos and co.
For the visitors, Portuguese ace Cristiano Ronaldo is the Champions League’s top scorer with 11 goals. He netted twice in the first-leg at the Santiago Bernabeu and has 10 goals in his last five matches.
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