PSG star Neymar handed two-match Ligue 1 suspension after pink card for Djalo altercation in defeat to Lille |


The Brazilian has been dominated out for 3 video games – one among them suspended – after being given his marching orders in a latest French league fixture

PSG ahead Neymar has been handed a two-match ban for his pink card and subsequent altercation with Lille’s Tiago Djalo on Saturday.

The Brazilian was proven a second yellow for shoving Djalo close to the top of the match, earlier than the duo needed to be seperated within the tunnel on the Parc des Princes following Lille’s 1-0 win.

The everyday punishment for 2 yellow playing cards in the identical recreation is a one-match suspension, however Ligue 1 determined Neymar’s antics warranted an additional recreation being tacked on.

What was stated?

“Assembly on April 7, 2021, the Disciplinary Fee of the LFP took the next selections: three suspension matches together with a suspended match for Neymar Jr. (Paris Saint-Germain),” a assertion learn.

Djalo was additionally hit with a one-match ban.

What occurred within the altercation?

With PSG trailing heading into the ultimate couple of minutes, Neymar and Djalo tussled for the ball close to the touchline earlier than the latter was bundled over.

In his haste to get the ball, Neymar shoved Djalo to the ground and was proven a second yellow card by referee Benoit Bastien whereas the Lille man was additionally dismissed for a foul-mouthed rant.

The pair’s altercation continued after the ultimate whistle, as they needed to be seperated within the tunnel.

Lille’s 1-0 win was an enormous assertion within the title race, as they moved three factors clear on the Ligue 1 desk forward of PSG, with Monaco and Lyon nonetheless within the hunt at 4 and 5 factors again, respectively.

Which video games will Neymar miss?

The Brazil star will miss PSG’s journey to Strasbourg on Saturday, in addition to the house match in opposition to Saint-Etienne on April 18. PSG may have simply 5 Ligue 1 matches remaining when Neymar is ready to return in an April 24 match in opposition to Metz.

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