Mbappe Suffers Injury Scare Ahead Of Champions League Semi-Final Clash Against Man City.

Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe suffers injury scare ahead of the Champions League semi-final first leg clash against Manchester City.

The French international, scored twice before limping off as PSG beat Metz 3-1 at the at the Stade Saint-Symphorien on Saturday.

Mbappe slotted in a fourth-minute opener and added a second with a deflected strike in the 59th minute, that's shortly after right-back Fabien Centonze had equalised for Metz with a header in the 46th minute.

He went off injured late on in the 87th minute with what appeared to be a thigh problem, and was replaced quickly by Julian Draxler before Mauro Icardi scored a penalty to seal the result in the 89th minute of the game.

The stunning brace for the 21-year-old was his 25th league goals in 29 appearances, and 37 goals in 42 games across all competitions this season.

The victory fires the visitors two points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 ahead of second-placed and three time champions Lille, who have a game in hand againt Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday in what seems to be an highly anticipated clash.

Lille are aiming for their first major trophy since 2011, but Monaco and Lyon can still create a great upset, as just three points seperates the top four with five games left to play this season.

Meanwhile CloudNine Sports understands that the Parisians remain on course of winning an historic treble of domestic league, cup and European Cup this season, having defeated Angers to reach the French Cup semi-finals in midweek.

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino is hopeful Mbappe will be fit in four days time to face Manchester City in the Champions League on Wednesday at the Parc des Princes.

"We hope it's not too serious," the Argentine told reporters in the post-match press conference.

"Kylian was calm when he was replaced but even a simple knock is always painful."

"We are on the right track, there is still a month of competitive football to go, we are still in the cup, in the league and in the Champions League," Pochettino added.

"We are battling to win all three; we want to accomplish what we want to do at the end of the season."

The former Spurs manager Pochettino would be hoping to win the league title for PSG in seven of the past eight seasons.

PSG who were also last seasons finalist in the Champions League are also looking forward to finally laying their hands on the title this season, but they must first get past a Pep Guardiola's Man City side in the semi-finals and advance to the final to face either 13th time Champions Real Madrid or 2012 Champions Chelsea at Istanbul.

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