Neymar Sent Off For Diving in a Ligue 1 Match Against Strasbourg

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Neymar was sent off for diving in a Ligue 1 match against Strasbourg on December 28, 2022. It was Neymar’s first game after Brazil were eliminated by Croatia in the World Cup quarterfinals.

Kylian Mbappe scored the winning goal from the penalty spot to get all three points for Paris Saint-German.

Neymar trying to goss pass three Strasbrough players

Neymar received his first yellow card in the 61st minute after his hands hit the face of Strasbourg defender Andrien Thomasson, and a few minutes later the Brazilian was warned for diving in a bid to win a penalty.

Although the referee, Clement Turpin, gave him a warning, the arrogant Neymar argued with the referee over the incident, prompting the referee to show him a red card.

That was Neymar’s 5th red card since he joined PSG from Barcelona for a record fee of £222 million. The winger will be suspended for the next clash against second-placed Lens in Ligue 1 on January 1, 2023.

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Neymar in shock after he was sent off

Neymar went furious about the incident after the red card and he immediately left the pitch, even in the middle of the match, which doesn’t look like a good behavior to PSG manager Christopher Galtier.

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Neymar in a heated argument with the referee

Although the manager understands Neymar’s behavior and is not planning on sanctioning the Brazilian.

However before the incident, Neymar consistently nutmeg different Strasbourg players and received cheers from PSG fans who seems to be enjoying the match.

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Neymar was surprised he did not get a penalty

Neymar created the chance that led to Marquinho’s header. The Brazilian now has ten assists and is on the same level as Lionel Messi in terms of assists in Ligue 1.

Neymar in shock

The Brazilian is also the first player in Europe’s top five divisions to record double digits in both goals and assists in 2022/23 thanks to the assist.

Marquinho’s own goal tied the game before Neymar was dismissed. Mbappe, who won “Man of the Match,” moved PSG eight points clear of second-placed Lens.

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Neymar in action for PSG

Struggling Strasbourg still sits in the relegation zone.

However, Mbappe won the man of the match award for his performance on the pitch. The Golden Ball winner was frustrated after he was denied chances by his teammates in the first half.

Mbappe celebrates after scoring a penalty

He then turned things around in the second half with his dribbling skills and pace. 

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Neymar leaving the pitch before the end of the match

When is the return date For Lionel Messi

The Argentina captain is still in his home country after the World Cup victory against France. It was confirmed that he will return to training in the first week of January. 

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is likely to miss PSG’s next game against Lens and a cup tie against Châteauroux on January 6, 2023.

Messi who is still celebrating with Argentina is likely to be in the line-up on January 11, 2023, against Angers in Ligue 1.

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