Kylian Mbappe endures penalty nightmare and is forced off injured as PSG edge Montpellier

Kylian Mbappe missed two penalty attempts and limped off injured as Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint Germain battled to victory at Montpellier.

The World Cup golden boot winner saw a spot-kick saved by Benjamin Lecomte before a retake was ordered and the France forward missed again. 

He was then forced off after just 21 minutes having suffered an injury.

PSG would go on to win 3-1, with Fabian Ruiz and Lionel Messi scoring before 16-year-old Warren Zaire-Emery made sure of victory in stoppage time after Arnaud Nordin pulled one back for the hosts.

A potential injury will be of concern to PSG boss Christophe Galtier, whose side face Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League tie on February 14.

With regards to the Ligue 1 standings, the Parisians remain five points clear at the top.

Marseille, who beat Nantes 2-0, are the closest challengers, while Lens slipped to third following a surprise 1-0 home defeat to in-form Nice.

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