Neymar, at risk of greater sanction for repeat offender

The Brazilian's expulsion against Lille could lead to up to five suspension matches, according to Le Parisien. It is in the hands of the Disciplinary Committee.


Lille's visit to the Parc des Princes this weekend was presented as an excellent opportunity for PSG to give Ligue 1 a blow. However, Jonathan David's goal and Les Dogues' great game were accompanied by the expulsion of Neymar at the last minute, turning the crash into a nightmare for the Parisians. The red received by the Brazilian, in addition, could be accompanied by a greater sanction than expected, a priori, for a double yellow.

Le Parisien recounts what happened and considers that the 10 could be lost between one and three games and even four or five, if necessary. The case is in the hands of the Disciplinary Committee and on Wednesday they will make the decision. But why is an expulsion for a double yellow lead to such a penalty? Because of the context and what happened afterwards.

Neymar, who was returning from injury, received the first of the cards for a slap to Benjamin André in the 48th minute and the second for a push to Tiago Djaló in the 89th minute. However, both players got into an argument in the locker room tunnel that I need third parties to put out the fire. Thus, the Committee will analyze Neymar's attitude and must decide that he deserves the first of the aforementioned penalties, from 1 to 3 games: he would lose the league matches against Strasbourg and Saint-Etienne and the quarterfinals of the French Cup on 21 April

However, the Parisian newspaper understands that the sanction could reach up to four or five games if the Committee decides that it was a "voluntary push" or an "attempted coup". In this case, it would be necessary to add two more matches to the list, complicating, incidentally, PSG's options in the fight for the league competition.In addition, Neymar has the aggravation of being a repeat offender, something that Le Parisien emphasizes, which recalls the encounter with Álvaro González at the beginning of the season. Thus, the one suffered against Lille is the fourth expulsion since Neymar signed for PSG in 2017, while suspensions are added to the list for insulting the referee and for an unfortunate gesture to a fan. All this has caused him to miss twelve games, an amount to which will have to be added those decided by the Committee this Wednesday.

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