UEFA have this morning confirmed formal investigation has been opened into the feedback made by PSG star Neymar, following his facet’s Champions League elimination by the hands of Manchester United.
PSG 1-Three Man United
PSG welcomed United to Paris for a crunch Champions League last-16 second-leg showdown on the sixth of March.
The hosts headed into proceedings in agency management of the tie, having secured a thoroughly-deserved 2-Zero win at Outdated Trafford Three weeks prior.
Nevertheless, what subsequently unfolded over the 90 minutes on the Parc des Princes noticed United safe a comeback for the ages, to advance to the match’s ultimate eight.
Romelu Lukaku opened the sport’s scoring with simply 2 minutes on the clock, earlier than Juan Bernat levelled issues up 10 minutes later.
Lukaku then went on to notch his brace on the half-hour mark, earlier than Marcus Rashford accomplished the historic turnaround from the penalty spot deep into injury-time.
1 – Manchester United are the primary staff in Champions League historical past to progress to the following spherical having misplaced by two or extra targets at residence within the first leg of a knockout match. Unbelievable. #PSGMUN
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 6, 2019
‘Go f*ck yourselves’
Rashford’s tie-clinching strike, although, got here in controversial circumstances, after Presnel Kimpembe’s block on Diogo Dalot’s effort from the sting of the field was, upon VAR assessment, adjudged to have been worthy of a penalty.
A type of to have taken explicit challenge with the choice was PSG star Neymar, who took to Instagram within the aftermath of his facet’s European exit to take purpose at referee Damir Skomina and his staff of officers:
‘That could be a shame! And UEFA nonetheless choose 4 guys who know nothing about soccer to assessment the VAR determination in sluggish movement… that handball merely doesn’t exist!’
‘How do you handball behind your again? Ahh.. go f*ck yourselves.’
And, as confirmed by UEFA a short while in the past, Neymar’s feedback have unsurprisingly landed the Brazilian in scorching water.
European soccer’s governing physique have opened a disciplinary case towards Neymar, with a date for the 27-year-old’s listening to set to be introduced imminently:
‘Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA Champions League Spherical of 16 second leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United FC (1-Three), performed on 6 March in France.’
‘Prices towards Paris Saint-Germain: Participant Neymar Junior – Insulting / molesting acts towards match official (statements made by the participant following the above-mentioned match) – Artwork. 15 (1) (d) of the UEFA Disciplinary Laws.’
‘The case will likely be handled by the UEFA Management, Ethics and Disciplinary Physique with the date of the listening to but to be confirmed.’
If discovered responsible, Neymar might face a suspension for subsequent season’s Champions League group stage.
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