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Neymar Banned For Two Games, Alvaro Gonzalez Investigated After PSG-Marseille Brawl

Paris St Germain’s Neymar has been given a two-match ban for putting out at Olympique de Marseille’s Alvaro Gonzalez in final Sunday’s fiery 1-Zero defeat in Ligue 1, organisers mentioned on Wednesday.

The league’s assertion added that defender Alvaro was being investigated after Neymar accused the Spaniard of utilizing racist language in the direction of him throughout the match, through which a complete of 5 gamers have been despatched off following a mass brawl in stoppage time.

PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa was given a six-match ban, the heaviest sanction of all, for his function within the confrontation on the finish of the match between the 2 rivals, whereas Marseille defender Jordan Amavi was banned for 3 matches.

Neymar, the world’s costliest participant, was robotically suspended from Wednesday’s 1-Zero win over Metz for the pink card, as was staff mate Leandro Paredes for additionally seeing pink in opposition to Marseille, and each gamers are additionally suspended from Sunday’s away recreation at Nice.

Neymar and Paredes, who additionally each acquired a suspended sanction of a further one-match ban, will make their returns in opposition to Stade de Reims on Sept. 27.

Marseille striker Dario Benedetto was handed a one-game suspension whereas PSG’s Angel di Maria, who was booked throughout the recreation however was not punished for the struggle, has been known as to attend a gathering of the league’s disciplinary committee subsequent Wednesday.

Neymar had justified lashing out at Alvaro by saying the Spaniard had racially abused him. Alvaro has denied Neymar’s allegation.

“Regarding Alvaro Gonzalez, given the nature of the facts, the Commission has decided to place the case under investigation,” added the league’s assertion.

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