Mbappe banned after Rennes red card

The teenager was sent off for a tackle on Ismaila Sarr and has been suspended for two games, though he has sat out one match already

Kylian Mbappe has been suspended for two games by the French League Disciplinary Committee, after the PSG striker was sent off against Rennes in the Coupe de la Ligue.

The PSG forward has already served one game of his ban, and thus will only miss the encounter with Strasbourg on February 17.

Mbappe was sent off after a late tackle on Rennes’ Ismaila Sarr, in his side’s 3-2 victory, and the 19-year-old accepted the decision of the referee after the game.

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“Yes, I agree with the referee’s decision,” said Mbappe in the mixed zone. “Of course, it is a red card.

“What I did not agree with was what had gone on before but it is not a serious issue, this is all part of football.

“There is no need to talk about the referees, they do their job and ours is to play. I did not do my job today and I was dismissed. That is all.”

Mbappe has enjoyed a prolific season at Parc des Princes, scoring 15 goals in all competitions since his loan move from AS Monaco. The deal will become permanent this summer for a fee of €180 million.

PSG are currently 11 points clear of Monaco at the top of Ligue 1, while they will face Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16.

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