Coupe de France 2020 final was not less than a Hollywood drama. In the first-ever competitive match in France since the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, Neymar scored the only goal of the game in the 14th minute.
Paris Saint-Germain’s 13th victory at Coupe de France came at a cost. PSG star player Kylian Mbappe left the ground on crutches after facing a nasty ankle injury during the first half of the final against Saint-Etienne.
The 21-year-old was hacked down by Saint-Etienne centre-back Loic Perrin in the 23rd-minute of the game, igniting a brawl between both sets of players on the pitch. After a mass brawl followed an order had been restored and Perrin was shown a red card following a VAR review.
The sternness of the injury is yet to be known, Mbappe’s participation in PSG’s remaining fixtures this season could now be in doubt.
PSG also lost defender Thilo Kehrer to injury during the opening 45 minutes, with Colin Dagba coming on in his place.
The match was telecasted LIVE on 1SPORTS on 25th July at 12:30 AM (IST).