Paris Saint-Germain striker, Neymar banned for two Ligue 1 games after red card

Paris Saint-Germain striker, Neymar banned for two Ligue 1 games after red card

Brazilian superstar, Neymar has been banned for Paris Saint-Germain’s next two Ligue 1 matches, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has announced.

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The Brazil international was sent off following an altercation with Lille defender Tiago Djalo, who was also dismissed during Ligue 1 clash last weekend. 

Neymar was given two yellow cards, the second for a late push on Tiago Djalo, who was also dismissed.

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The duo were each handed three-match bans, with one of those games suspended.

Neymar also tried to confront Djalo again in the hallway leading to the dressing rooms.

Neymar will miss Saturday’s game at Strasbourg and the match against struggling Saint-Etienne on April 18.

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Djalo, who was also dismissed for a second bookable offence after clashing with the PSG man, was given a one-match suspension. Both players had a further one-game ban suspended.

The defending champions sit three points behind new Ligue 1 leaders Lille with seven matches remaining.

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