OM-PSG: Payet suspended two games closed for his red card

Dimitri Payet was suspended for two matches by the LFP disciplinary committee on Thursday night following his exclusion in OM’s 2-0 defeat against PSG at the Vélodrome. He had received a red card for a gross foul on Marco Verratti.

The Olympique de Marseille will take place this Sunday, in Bordeaux, by Dimitri Payet. For having received a direct red card in the last minutes of the 2-0 defeat against PSG, counting for the 24th day of Ligue 1, the playmaker was suspended two games by the disciplinary committee of the Professional Football League (LFP).


Dimitri Payet was sent off in the 90th minute for a foot way too high on Marco Verratti’s hip. This was his second direct red card of the season, after the one received at the start of the match against Olympique Lyonnais on October 4 (1-1). The referee had indeed ruled out for a late tackle on Léo Dubois, only a few minutes after opening the scoring for the Phocéens. The disciplinary committee then imposed two games of suspension, plus a suspended sentence.

Back against Nice

The decision in connection with OM-PSG was made Thursday evening, the day after OM’s 2-0 victory against Auxerre in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France. This means that Dimitri Payet has already served half of his suspension. A subtlety of the calendar which will therefore allow him to be back for the reception of OGC Nice, on February 17 on the occasion of the 26th day of the championship.


In the other decisions rendered by the disciplinary committee, Senou Coulibaly (Dijon) and Adrien Thomasson (Strasbourg), excluded during the defeats of their teams, respectively in Montpellier (4-2) and Lyon (3-0), have for their share of a firm suspension match.


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