Neymar: PSG forward’s European ban reduced from three games to two

Neymar: PSG forward’s European ban reduced from three games to two

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Brazil and Paris St-Germain forward Neymar

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Paris St-Germain forward Neymar’s -game European ban for insulting match officials has been cut to two by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

The 27-year-old was charged by Uefa after PSG’s Champions League exit at home to Manchester United on 6 March.

Neymar called the award of a decisive 94th-minute United penalty in the last-16 second leg-tie “a disgrace”.

He will miss the against Real Madrid and Galatasaray but can return to face Club Bruges on 22 October.

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PSG took the case to Cas after Uefa rejected their appeal against the ban.

Cas says it will publish the reasons behind their ruling in a few weeks.

Neymar was injured with a broken metatarsal and missed both legs of the tie against United.

Referee Damir Skomina reviewed footage of a Diogo Dalot shot striking the hand of PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe before awarding the visitors the injury-time spot kick having initially given a corner.

Marcus Rashford’s penalty ensured a 3-1 win in Paris for United, who went through to the Champions League quarter-finals on away goals after the tie ended 3-3 on aggregate.

Neymar wrote on social media: “It’s a disgrace. Four guys who know nothing about football watch a slow-motion replay in front of the television.

“What can he do with his hand while his back is turned?”

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