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The Classy Moment Kylian Mbappe Comforts Junior Sambia After Missing Crucial Penalty Against PSG

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The Classy Moment Kylian Mbappe Comforts Junior Sambia After Missing Crucial Penalty Against PSG

Kylian Mbappe oozed pure class as he comforted Junior Sambia after the Montpellier player missed a crucial penalty against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday.

The 22-year-old French superstar opened the scoring for PSG in the 10th minute of the French Cup semi-final clash at the Stade de la Mosson.

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Gaetan Laborde pulled back an equaliser for Montpellier before half-time, but Mbappe restored PSG's advantage early in the second half with a stunning solo effort.

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Montpellier striker Andy Delort scored late in the second half to send the semi-final match into a penalty shootout.

Both PSG and Montpellier respectively scored their first five penalties during the shootout as both sides vied for a place in the final.

However, Sambia stepped up as Montpellier's sixth spot-kick taker and missed, allowing Moise Kean to seal the victory for PSG on the night.

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Mbappe missed out on the penalty shootout as he was subbed off for Kean late into the second half.

But footage has now emerged showing a classy Mbappe wasting no time in comforting a devastated Sambia after the shootout.

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Mbappe placed his arm around the 24-year-old Montpellier player's neck and appeared to say something to him during an incredibly touching moment.

According to Get French Football News, PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino also consoled Sambia with a 'big hug.'

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Sambia endured a tough 2020 as he was placed in an induced coma after he displayed severe symptoms of coronavirus.

Speaking to RMC Sport after the ordeal, the Montpellier player admitted that his battle with COVID-19 was "something that has left a mark on me."

He explained: "It is true that I think differently. In terms of how I play football, personally, I don't think I have changed.

"It's true that I appreciate life more, I smile more. This is something that has left a mark on me. I try to enjoy myself as much as I can."

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PSG will now face the winner of Monaco vs Rumilly Vallieres in the final of the French Cup on 19th May at the Stade de France.

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Topics: Paris Saint-Germain, Football, French Cup, Ligue 1, PSG, Montpellier, Kylian Mbappe, France

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