PSG-Marseille brawl: Neymar banned for two games, Alvaro Gonzalez investigated

By: Reuters |

Updated: September 17, 2020 11:52:30 am

Paris St Germain’s Neymar clashes with Olympique de Marseille’s Alvaro Gonzalez REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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 mentioned on Wednesday.

The league’s assertion added that defender Alvaro was being investigated after Neymar accused the Spaniard of utilizing racist language in direction of him through the match, through which 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 function 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 purple card, as was staff mate Leandro Paredes for additionally seeing purple towards Marseille, and each gamers are additionally suspended from Sunday’s away recreation at Nice.

Neymar and Paredes, who additionally each acquired a suspended sanction of an extra one-match ban, will make their returns towards Stade de Reims on Sept. 27.

Marseille striker Dario Benedetto was handed a one-game suspension whereas PSG’s Angel di Maria, who was booked through the recreation however was not punished for the combat, has been known 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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