Kylian Mbappe has already sent a message to Newcastle United ahead of Champions League tie

Kylian Mbappe has already sent a warning to Newcastle United ahead of this evening's Champions League clash.
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Kylian Mbappe has already told Newcastle United to expect a reaction from Paris Saint-Germain when the two clubs meet at the Parc des Princes tonight (kick-off 8pm).

PSG lost 2-1 to AC Milan at the San Siro in the Champions League last time out and face a Newcastle team who thrashed them at St James' Park in October.

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But fortunes have changed since then. The Magpies have lost back-to-back games against Borussia Dortmund and must avoid defeat this evening in order to keep their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages alive.

Paris Saint-Germain's French forward #07 Kylian Mbappe. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)Paris Saint-Germain's French forward #07 Kylian Mbappe. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)
Paris Saint-Germain's French forward #07 Kylian Mbappe. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

Eddie Howe's side also have a raft of injuries with 14 senior players unavailable.

If the Magpies are to get a result in the French capital then they'll need to do it facing adversity. And PSG, who sit second in Group F, two points ahead of United, don't intend to let that happen.

Indeed, their superstar Mbappe spoke after the defeat in Italy and warned Newcastle his side would "react well".

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"It's a defeat, it hurts," said Mbappe. "But we have to look forward. We still have our destiny in our hands and we're going to do everything we can to win at home and give ourselves some breathing space in this group.

"The fans? I'd like to thank the fans for their support. On the pitch, we didn't do what we wanted to do, but they were there, they encouraged us and we're going to react well against Newcastle.

"What about the last two games? We'll play our first game at home. We have a lot of confidence at home. So the first game is at home, we've got to go and win it and then we've got to make progress for this last away game."

Speaking after the game, manager Luis Enrique labelled the Magpies clash as a final, and he reiterated those comments in Monday's press conference.

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"The Parc des Princes will carry us, I expect a great atmosphere. We really need the fans, we need a warmer and more passionate stadium than normal," Enrique said at his pre-match press conference.

"We will play this game like a final. At this level, home games are key matches. The public is a special asset for us, we expect incredible support."

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