Neymar was amongst 5 gamers despatched off in stoppage time Sunday as Olympique de Marseille beat bitter rival Paris Saint-Germain for the primary time in 9 years.
PSG star Neymar received a straight purple in OM”s 1-Zero win following an altercation with centre-half Alvaro Gonzalez on the Parc des Princes in Paris. Neymar was despatched off following a video replay exhibiting he aimed a jab to the again of Gonzalez’s head.
As he went off, Neymar instructed officers that he had been racially abused.
“It’s a severe wrongdoing if that’s the case however I don’t assume so,” Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas mentioned. “What we noticed, what was seen, is that (Angel) Di Maria spat (on Gonzalez).”
With obvious reference to Gonzalez, Neymar tweeted afterwards: “The one remorse I’ve shouldn’t be hitting the face of this fool.” In a later tweet, Neymar mentioned “It’s simple for the VAR (video overview) to see my ‘aggression’” and added he was subjected to offensive insults of a racist nature.
“Neymar instructed me that it was a racist insult. I didn’t hear something on the sphere,” PSG coach Thomas Tuchel mentioned. “Racism in life, in all domains, in sport, mustn’t exist.”
Winger Florian Thauvin scored within the 31st minute of a tense sport that includes greater than a dozen yellow playing cards and which descended into chaos deep into stoppage time as punches and kicks have been exchanged.
It was Marseille’s first victory over PSG since a 3-Zero residence win in November 2011.
PSG has now misplaced three straight video games 1-0, together with the Champions League remaining in opposition to Bayern Munich on Aug. 23 and away to promoted Lens final Thursday. PSG misplaced its opening two league video games for the primary time because the 1984-85 season and Tuchel could discover himself underneath early strain.
The sport ended with PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa and Marseille counterpart Jordan Amavi despatched off for combating within the seventh minute of harm time at Parc des Princes.
PSG’s Leandro Paredes and Marseille’s Dario Benedetto quickly adopted earlier than Neymar’s expulsion.
PSG: ‘The state of affairs is severe’
“The combat is one thing very severe. We are going to take care of that internally with our gamers,” PSG sporting director Leonardo mentioned. “We must take a look at all the things to take a coherent stance however the state of affairs is severe.”
Neymar had returned to the aspect together with winger Di Maria after each have been amongst a complete of seven PSG gamers who had examined optimistic for the coronavirus.
Proper again Alessandro Florenzi made his PSG debut after signing on a season’s mortgage from Roma this week and nearly arrange a aim after two minutes, just for goalkeeper Steve Mandanda to palm away midfielder Marco Verratti’s shot.
Thauvin spent most of final season sidelined with a problematic ankle harm, however made it two targets in two video games this marketing campaign following a wise run to the again publish to show in playmaker Dimitri Payet’s free kick.
Mandanda denied Neymar on the hour mark and two minutes later Di Maria had a aim dominated out for offside.
Benedetto’s effort was additionally dominated offside one minute later, with Thauvin this time dominated offside within the buildup following a video replay although he seemed to be stage with a defender. Neymar then went shut once more moments after.
Neymar and Di Maria have been amongst six gamers who examined optimistic for COVID-19 following a club-approved journey to Ibiza quickly after dropping the Champions League remaining.
Captain Marquinhos and striker Mauro Icardi additionally examined optimistic following that journey to Spain and weren’t within the squad. Neither was star striker Kylian Mbappé, whose optimistic virus check occurred on worldwide responsibility with France final week.
PSG was lacking all seven for the Lens defeat.