It was a bad tempered game between PSG and Lille this afternoon, with both teams picking up a number of yellow cards before two late reds to Neymar and Thiago Djalo.
There’s nothing really in this apart from a few words being exchanged, but both players do risk a longer ban if the authorities decide to look into it further.
Neymar and Tiago Djalo were sent off in the match between PSG and LilleThe two got into a heated altercation as they reached the tunnelLeague-leaders Lille beat PSG 1-0 in the match.
Paris Saint Germain’s star forward Neymar was involved in an astonishing altercation with Lille defender Tiago Djalo on Saturday. Neymar and Djalo were both sent off after a shoving match late in the game.
As the two headed towards the tunnel, tensions rose between them, with Neymar animatedly gesticulating towards Djalo. Officials separated the two as they entered the tunnel, but Neymar tried to run around them to get to Djalo, who himself also seemed to want to confront the Brazilian star, but officials managed to again successfully separate them before things could get out of hand.
Neymar’s red card in the 90th minute summed up a frustrating evening for PSG, as they went down 0-1 at home to Lille, who have now taken a three-point lead at the top of Ligue 1.
This was Neymar’s second sending off this season and fourth since he joined PSG in a world-record deal in 2017.
PSG have now suffered three straight home league losses for the first time since 2007, and they trail Lille by three points with seven games left.
You could see Neymar’s frustration in the red card as he shoved a Lille player away so he could get the ball back quicker, but it appears that continued down the tunnel as remarkable footage showed him having to be held back from Djalo:
Neymar and Djalo have a fight in the tunnel during the PSG & Lille football match pic.twitter.com/Xptluo6BzP
— Everything Sports (@CompleteSports0) April 3, 2021