Footage resurfaces of Kylian Mbappe refusing to let Angel di Maria take a penalty for a hat-trick
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In a Le Classique game against Marseille in March 2019, PSG were winning 3-1 courtesy of goals from both Mbappe and Di Maria (2).
Mbappe had opened the scoring and then after Valere Germain had levelled matters, Di Maria came up clutch with two goals inside 11 minutes.
For the second, the Argentine curled in a beautiful free-kick from around 30 yards out. Mbappe won a penalty with some trickery in the area and Di Maria expressed a lot of interest in taking it.
He was seen in conversation with his teammate, clearly hoping for the chance to complete a stunning hat-trick. Mbappe was not having it and wanted to add to his tally in the game.
Throwback when Mbappe refused to give Di Maria the penalty who was on a hattrick, just for him to miss it lol I prefer not to speak.— Dilax (@LeoPeak10) August 15, 2022
The Frenchman then stepped up from 12 yards but saw his effort saved by Yohann Pele, who had been subbed on in goal after captain Steve Mandanda was sent off for handling outside his box.
Mbappe scored and also missed a spot-kick in PSG's 5-2 win over Montpellier on Saturday. After his miss, the former Monaco man wanted the chance to redeem himself when the Ligue One champions were awarded a second penalty.
Accidentally bumping into Lionel Messi as he went over to Neymar, Mbappe, who signed a new lucrative PSG contract in the summer, was denied the opportunity and looked absolutely livid.
Neymar did score his penalty and Mbappe was on the scoresheet later in the second half. However, he hit headlines for completely turning his back on the play in a petulant act after Vitinha didn't pass to him during a counter attack.
Neymar appeared to 'like' a number of 'anti-Mbappe' posts on Twitter and there were reports the two had to be separated in the dressing room after the win.
In a bid to resolve the issue, L'Equipe say manager Christophe Galtier and sporting director Luis Campos will sit down with both players.