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Mbappe misses two penalties before injury as Messi stars again



Lionel Messi scored as Paris Saint-Germain stretched their Ligue 1 lead to five points with a 3-1 win at Montpellier on Wednesday..

However, they will be sweating on Kylian Mbappe’s fitness with the Champions League round of 16 looming.

France forward Mbappe sustained an apparent thigh injury and missed two attempts at a penalty in the opening 20 minutes.

This comes just two weeks before the capital side take on Bayern Munich in their Champions League last-16 first leg.

Mbappe limped off holding his left thigh after 20 minutes into a lacklustre first half, but PSG burst into life after the break with Fabian Ruiz, Messi and Warren Zaire-Emery finding the the net to put them on 51 points from 21 games.

Olympique de Marseille claimed a 2-0 victory at Nantes to leapfrog RC Lens, who dropped their first points at home in a 1-0 defeat by Nice, into second place.

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