Neymar completely missed his subject during the defeat of PSG against Lille on Saturday in the shock of the 31st day of Ligue 1 (0-1). Unable to tell the difference on the ball, the Brazilian star lost his nerves by being excluded at the end of the match. Before warming up with Tiago Djalo in the hallway. He could be suspended for several meetings.
Neymar’s season gently turns into a fiasco. You only have to look at the history of his matches to be convinced. Between his injuries and his repeated bloodstains, the star of PSG has accumulated periods of absence since last summer. With rather overwhelming regularity. For his first tenure in Ligue 1 since January 31, the Brazilian n ° 10 had the opportunity to redeem himself against Lille on Saturday during the shock of the 31st day. But he went completely through on the lawn of the Parc des Princes. Unable to tell the difference on the ball, the “Ney”, lacking rhythm and inspiration, wasted the rare opportunities he had. Like his two free kicks sent into the clouds.
He had to be separated by security
And as often when the scenario does not turn in his favor, the 29-year-old artist ended up getting annoyed. Benjamin André was responsible for getting him out of his match completely. Faced with faults and provocations, Neymar did not know how to control himself. One more time. Already warned, the Seleçao striker was excluded in added time for a bad gesture on Tiago Djalo. While the Portuguese defender had just mowed him down, the Parisian playmaker gave him a blow to regain the ball. His opponent immediately dived to the ground, pretending to twist in pain. Despite this bad simulation, Neymar’s gesture was logically sanctioned with a red card.
Instead of calming down, the most expensive player in football history (222 million euros) continued to warm up with Djalo in the hallway leading to the locker room. By trying to do a physical fight with him. In a sequence broadcast by Canal +, the two men even had to be separated by the security service. Images that may not play in favor of Neymar before the disciplinary committee of the LFP. The former Barça is already suspended for the trip to Strasbourg next weekend. But he could also miss other league fixtures.
A repeat offender status
Everything will depend on the report of the referees. And the way they described his behavior. For an “attempted coup”, the FFF scale (applied by the LFP) provides for four games of suspension. A “voluntary jostling” during a meeting is punishable by five matches. An “act of brutality” can cost four games if it takes place on the field and up to ten games outside. “Intimidating and threatening behavior” can also result in four to six games.
All this while knowing that Neymar is used to this kind of cracking since his arrival in France in the summer of 2017. His status as a repeat offender could increase the score. All these elements leave to fear a big sanction for the Parisian dribbler, who will still be present to face Bayern Munich in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League, Wednesday at the Allianz Arena (9 p.m. on RMC Sport 1). What complicate the affairs of Paris, now 2nd in Ligue 1, 3 points from Lille. With Monaco and Lyon more and more threatening in the retro. And a qualification for the next C1 still far from being acquired.