Stunned by two goals in quick succession from Manchester City in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League (2-1 for Cityzens), PSG even ended the match ten to eleven after the expulsion of Idrissa Gueye. The Senegalese midfielder received a direct red card after a violent tackle on the calf of Ilkay Gündogan.
In less than a quarter of an hour, the dream evening of PSG turned into drama in its Parc des Princes. Led 2-1 after goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez on a free kick, Mauricio Pochettino’s team also lost Idrissa Gueye, logically sent off.
In the 77th minute, the Senegalese midfielder tried to recover the ball against Ilkay Gündogan. But the ex-Everton player arrived too late and his foot crushed the German’s calf, in a poorly controlled gesture.
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Second straight red in career
Felix Brych, the match referee, didn’t hesitate for long. After watching Gündogan writhing in pain on the ground, he waved a red card against Gueye, who will therefore be suspended from the second leg next Tuesday at the Etihad Stadium (live on RMC Sport 1).
This is the second direct red received by the Senegalese in his career, almost nine years after the first (against Dijon, with LOSC in April 2012). Danilo Pereira replaced Angel Di Maria to rebalance the Parisian environment and avoid conceding a third Skyblues goal.
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