Neymar's PSG Champions League suspension cut

17 Septembre, 2019, 18:34 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • Neymar’s Champions League suspension reduced to two games									
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The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has reduced Neymar's Champions League ban from three games to two.

The Brazilian star had been handed a three-match UEFA ban for comments on social media which he made in the wake of PSG's shock last 16 exit to Manchester United last season.

PSG challenged the decision and, after UEFA had initially dismissed the claim, the Ligue 1 champions appealed to CAS - who ruled on Tuesday that the Brazil worldwide will now serve a two-match ban.

A statement released by CAS read: "The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rendered its final decision in the appeal filed by the French club Paris St-Germain and the player Neymar Da Silva Santos Jr. against the decision taken by the UEFA Appeals Body on 18 June 2019".

"A hearing was held at the CAS headquarters on 13 September 2019, during which the parties and their legal representatives were heard".

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"In application of Art. 15 (1) lit. b of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations which provides for a minimum suspension of two matches in case of "abusive language" directed at a match official, the sole arbitrator partially upheld the appeal and reduced the suspension imposed by UEFA on Neymar Jr.to two (2) UEFA competition matches for which he would otherwise be eligible".

The English club won on away goals after Marcus Rashford converted a late penalty awarded for handball with the help of VAR.

"It's a disgrace. They get four guys who don't understand football to watch a slow motion replay in front of the TV", Neymar posted on his Instagram account after the 3-1 defeat.

The world's most expensive player following his move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for 222 million euros in 2017 will miss the fixtures against Real Madrid on Wednesday and Galatasaray in two weeks' time due to the original ban from UEFA.

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

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