Gianluigi Buffon gave PSG team-mate Kylian Mbappe a fatherly talking to before Marseille clash after teen was dropped from the starting line-up for turning up late to a club meeting
- PSG beat rivals Marseille 2-0 on Sunday to maintain their perfect start in Ligue 1
- Kylian Mbappe started the game on the bench after arriving late for a meeting
- Gianluigi Buffon spoke to Mbappe for almost two minutes during the warm-up
Kylian Mbappe was given a talking to by PSG team-mate Gianluigi Buffon in the warm-up ahead of Sunday’s 2-0 win at Marseille.
Mbappe did not start the game, after being benched by manager Thomas Tuchel for turning up late to a team meeting.
It is not clear whether Buffon’s pre-match words were about the teenager’s punctuality, but the 40-year-old goalkeeper spoke to Mbappe, 19, for almost two minutes.
Gianluigi Buffon (right) put his arm around Kylian Mbappe ahead of PSG’s game at Marseille
Teenager Mbappe had been left out of the starting XI after turning up late to a team meeting
Buffon covered his mouth while talking to Mbappe who appeared keen to listen to the keeper
Mbappe said very little during the conversation, but appeared keen to listen, suggesting that he has lots of respect for the former Juventus captain, who gestured a lot with his arms and occasionally covered his mouth, presumably to prevent cameras from lipreading.
Buffon played the full 90 minutes, while Mbappe’s exile lasted little more than an hour before he entered the action as a second-half substitute.
Within three minutes of his introduction, Mbappe opened the scoring for PSG by netting his 10th Ligue 1 goal of the season.
PSG, who made sure of the victory with a Julian Draxler goal in stoppage time, have now won their first 11 league games this term.
The French champions are eight points clear at the top of the table.
Hoy Mbappé llegó tarde a la charla técnica del PSG y Tuchel le castigó con la suplencia. Buffon le cogió en el calentamiento y estuvo casi dos minutos hablando con él. Quizá para cosas así fue para lo que ficharon al portero italiano.pic.twitter.com/OJECAORYkw
Mbappe started Sunday’s match on the bench and he wrapped up warm in a hat and gloves
He entered the action just after the hour-mark and opened the scoring three minutes later
Mbappe celebrated his 10th Ligue 1 goal of the season as PSG maintained their perfect record
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