The forward had been a standout for Brazil in the World Cup, but they were shockingly eliminated by Croatia in the quarterfinals. He returned to France after a break, arriving in time for Wednesday’s match against Strasbourg in the Ligue 1.
His comeback from injury got off to a good start as he set up Marquinhos’ opening goal. But after the defender’s own goal allowed the visitors to tie the score in the second half, the superstar’s luck took a terrible turn.
He was penalised for a foul shortly after the hour mark by referee Clement Turpin. Turpin then issued him a second yellow card for making an especially blatant attempt to gain a penalty.
Neymar received a feed from Kylian Mbappe on the left side of the box after weaving through the defence. Neymar moved the ball ahead as Alexander Djiku, the opposing defender, approached to challenge him.
Neymar hurled himself to the ground despite Djiku stopping his sprint before touching the ball or him. Neymar w
Neymar stared in shock before joining Mbappe, Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos, and Hugo Ekitike in protesting Turpin’s choice to give Strasbourg a free kick rather than PSG a penalty.
Neymar stumbled off the field as a result of Turpin’s refusal to budge from his initial choice. Christophe Galtier, the manager of PSG, stated that he understood Neymar’s fury although acknowledging that the Brazilian was justified in receiving a penalty for diving.
“Neymar fluctuated the game’s highs and lows. He really wanted to play the following two games, so I can understand why he’s angry. He merits the yellow, as much as I can grasp the simulation “said Galtier.
as soon given a second yellow and then a red card by Turpin, who erupted for a free-kick to Strasbourg.
A few minutes before he commits a serious foul, and in comparison to Ney’s total number of fouls, his first yellow is unusually harsh. Strasbourg is a team that not only performs well, but also exudes might and force. This match had a significant impact.
“I regret that certain players were not punished more severely for their excessive devotion. It might have caused Ney to feel a little frustrated.