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Footage of Kylian Mbappe's first-half performance goes viral, PSG had no choice but to take him off after 45 minutes

Footage of Kylian Mbappe's first-half performance goes viral, PSG had no choice but to take him off after 45 minutes

Kylian Mbappe was taken off at half-time by PSG boss Luis Enrique.

Footage of Kylian Mbappe’s first-half performance during AS Monaco vs Paris Saint Germain has gone viral after the French superstar was taken off at half-time.

On Friday night, Mbappe and co. took on Monaco at the Stade Louis II looking to continue their charge for the Ligue 1 title.

Despite dominating ball possession and having more shots on target, PSG failed to find the back of the net and were held to a 0-0 draw by Adi Hutter’s men.

As a result, PSG extended their lead over second-placed Brest at the top of Ligue 1 to 12 points.

However, the match was dominated by Mbappe after he was taken off before the start of the second half by manager Luis Enrique, who opted to bring on Randal Kolo Muani.

Mbappe subsequently watched the remainder of the match in the stands with his family instead of returning to the bench.

Now, a video of Mbappe’s first-half performance against Monaco has gone viral.

The 25-year-old struggled to make a real impact during the first 45 minutes and gave away the ball on multiple occasions.

As reported by journalist Robin Bairner, Mbappe was given a low score of just three out of 10 by French news outlet L’Equipe.

However, having been PSG’s main man for the last few seasons, Mbappe is allowed an off night.

Speaking about the decision, PSG manager Enrique explained: “It's 100% a coach's decision. Sooner or later, we will have to get used to playing without Kylian. It's a decision that I made with the aim of doing the best for the team.

“I’m not going to get into this game. I’m a professional, I don’t have a problem. It’s just a question of handling a situation that is best for the team.”

The Spaniard added: “Three questions, all on the same subject, it's a hat-trick. Are we going to go for four?”

PSG are back in action next week when they take on Real Sociedad in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@neybriel19

Topics: Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain, AS Monaco, Ligue 1, Football