The masked ninja

When Kylian Mbappe first joined Paris St Germain, senior players jokingly referred to him as ‘Donatello’. Thiago Silva even bought him a Michelangelo mask to wear in the changing room

AFTER Kylian Mbappe connected with a cross in the 86th minute of France’s 1-0 win against Austria on Sunday in Duesseldorf, Germany, in their opening group match of the European Championship, his face smashed into the shoulder of defender Kevin Danso.

The bridge of Mbappe’s nose began to swell, and blood splattered his white shirt.

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