Real Reason Mbappe Was Benched By Monaco Coach

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Monaco striker, Kylian Mbappe, was forced to watch from the bench on Sunday, as they beat Dijon 4-1 in Ligue 1.

Radamel Falcao scored a hat-trick to continue the defending champions’ perfect start to the season.

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Mbappe was named as a substitute by boss Leonardo Jardim, nine days after he limped off in their 3-2 win over Toulouse, amid speculations linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Jardim failed to summon the 18-year-old, as Falcao took centre stage at the Stade Gaston Gerard.

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“It’s a club decision not to have him start the game,” Jardim said after the match.

“In the end, the game went smoothly and I gave the opportunity to other players to help make the building of the team more effective.

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“In the coming months, with the Champions League, we’ll need everyone. We have to give rhythm to those who aren’t often used.”

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