Neymar banned for two games, Alvaro investigated after PSG-Marseille brawl – football

Paris St Germain’s Neymar has been given a two-match ban for placing out at Olympique de Marseille’s Alvaro Gonzalez in final Sunday’s fiery 1-0 defeat in Ligue 1, organisers stated on Wednesday.

The league’s assertion added that defender Alvaro was being investigated after Neymar accused the Spaniard of utilizing racist language in the direction of him throughout the match, wherein a complete of 5 gamers have been despatched off following a mass brawl in stoppage time.

PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa was given a six-match ban, the heaviest sanction of all, for his position within the confrontation on the finish of the match between the two rivals, whereas Marseille defender Jordan Amavi was banned for three matches.

Neymar, the world’s most costly participant, was mechanically suspended from Wednesday’s 1-0 win over Metz for the crimson card, as was workforce mate Leandro Paredes for additionally seeing crimson towards Marseille, and each gamers are additionally suspended from Sunday’s away recreation at Nice.

Neymar and Paredes, who additionally each obtained a suspended sanction of an extra one-match ban, will make their returns towards Stade de Reims on September 27. Marseille striker Dario Benedetto was handed a one-recreation suspension whereas PSG’s Angel di Maria, who was booked throughout the recreation however was not punished for the battle, has been referred to as to attend a gathering of the league’s disciplinary committee subsequent Wednesday.

Neymar had justified lashing out at Alvaro by saying the Spaniard had racially abused him. Alvaro has denied Neymar’s allegation.

“Regarding Alvaro Gonzalez, given the nature of the facts, the Commission has decided to place the case under investigation,” added the league’s assertion.


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