Neymar’s three-match Champions League suspension reduced to just two games after insulting officials following Paris Saint-Germain’s last-gasp defeat by Manchester United
- The Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced the three-match ban to two games
- Neymar used abusive language to match officials in last season’s competition
- He was outraged following Paris Saint-Germain’s defeat to Manchester United
- The ruling clears Neymar to play away against Club Bruges on October 22
Neymar’s ban from the Champions League for insulting match officials has been cut to just two games.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced the three-match suspension to the minimum of two games for abusive language to a referee or assistant.
The ruling clears Neymar to play for Paris Saint-Germain at Club Bruges on October 22.
Neymar’s three-match Champions League suspension has now been reduced to two games
On social media, Neymar slammed decision to reward Man United a decisive penalty last term
Neymar remains banned for PSG’s match against Real Madrid on Wednesday, and from playing at Galatasaray in two weeks.
UEFA found the Brazil striker guilty of abuse on social media after PSG were eliminated by Manchester United in the round of 16 in March last season.
Neymar, who was injured and did not play, published profane comments about video review officials after United got a decisive stoppage-time penalty.
With United needing a vital away goal to send them through to the quarter-finals, they were awarded a last-gasp penalty when a handball was controversially given against Presnel Kimpembe after Diogo Dalot’s effort struck his arm.
Marcus Rashford then stepped up to the plate and held his nerve to ensure United enjoyed a memorable triumph out in Paris.
A handball was given against Presnel Kimpembe after Diogo Dalot’s effort struck his arm