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Neymar handed two match ban after Lille red card

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In another blow to PSG’s Ligue 1 hopes, Neymar has been handed a two-match ban after his tussle with Djalo in his side’s defeat to Lille.

PSG forward Neymar has been handed a two-match ban for his red card and subsequent altercation with Lille’s Tiago Djalo on Saturday.

The Brazilian was shown a second yellow for shoving Djalo near the end of the match. The duo had to be separated in the tunnel at the Parc des Princes following Lille’s 1-0 win.

The typical punishment for two yellow cards in the same game is a one-match suspension, but Ligue 1 decided Neymar’s antics warranted a further game being tacked on.

A statement on the LFP website read: “Meeting on April 7, 2021, the Disciplinary Commission of the LFP took the following decisions: three suspension matches including a suspended match for Neymar Jr. (Paris Saint-Germain)”

Djalo was also hit with a one-match ban.

Neymar will now miss PSG’s trip to Strasbourg on Saturday as well as the home match against Saint-Etienne on April 18. PSG will have just five Ligue 1 matches remaining when the Brazilian is able to return in an April 24 match against Metz.