Neymar banned for 2 games, Alvaro investigated after PSG-Marseille brawl

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Paris St Germain’s Neymar has been given a two-match ban for putting out at Olympique de Marseille’s Alvaro Gonzalez in last Sunday’s fiery 1-Zero defeat in Ligue 1, organisers stated 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 through the match, by which a complete of 5 players had been despatched off following a mass brawl in stoppage time.

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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 player, was mechanically suspended from Wednesday’s 1-Zero win over Metz for the red card, as was staff mate Leandro Paredes for additionally seeing red in opposition to Marseille, and each players are additionally suspended from Sunday’s away game at Nice.

Neymar and Paredes, who additionally each obtained a suspended sanction of an extra one-match ban, will make their returns in opposition to Stade de Reims on September 27. Marseille striker Dario Benedetto was handed a one-game suspension whereas PSG’s Angel di Maria, who was booked through the game however was not punished for the combat, 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.

[Attribution HT.]

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