Ligue 1: Neymar sees red as PSG finish with eight men

first_img There is little love lost between the capital side and Marseille, but a bad-tempered game that saw 36 fouls committed and 12 yellow cards handed out inside the 90 minutes eventually spiralled out of control deep into injury time. A tussle between Argentine pair Dario Benedetto and Leandro Paredes quickly escalated into an all-out brawl between PSG and Marseille players, with Neymar in the thick of things. The Brazilian slapped Gonzalez on the back of the head, while Layvin Kurzawa and Jordan Amavi also traded blows. Read Also: Barcelona players vote Messi to continue as captain Once order was restored referee Jerome Brisard showed a straight red to Neymar, Kurzawa and Amavi for their part in the fracas, the former going following a consultation with VAR, with Paredes and Benedetto also ordered from the field after picking up second bookings. As a result PSG played out the final minutes with eight men and Marseille nine, the latter holding on to take a 1-0 victory having gone ahead in the first half thanks to Florian Thauvin’s goal. It was their first win in 20 matches against the dominant side in French football over the last decade. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Neymar was one of three Paris Saint-Germain players to see a red card as their Ligue 1 return against Marseille descended into chaos on Sunday night. The Brazilian star accused Marseille’s Alvaro Gonzalez of racism as he exited the pitch after his red card, which was earned when he slapped the defender on the back of the head in a game-ending brawl. Pitchside microphones caught Neymar making the accusation to the fourth official, and the PSG forward then repeated his assertion to a nearby camera after VAR confirmed his red card. Having been excused from duty for the first two rounds of 2020-21 due to their exertions in the delayed Champions League knockout stages, Thomas Tuchel’s men were back in action this weekend as they welcomed l’OM to Parc des Princes. Loading… Neymar was talking about racism #PSGOM— SnapGoal (@SnapGoal) September 13, 2020 Promoted ContentDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made10 Characters Who Deserve To Be Official Disney Princesses6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Farlast_img read more

Downing reveals regret at Clarke exit

first_img Downing does not know whether or not he will be in place for those games, but is ready and willing if asked. “I’ve not been given a specific time,” he said. “It’s been reported that I will be staying over the Christmas period, but it is a game-by-game basis. I am totally focussed on Hull. “I will take it from there and if required over Christmas I will do that, but for now it’s just Hull.” Downing has managerial experience of his own – albeit a short spell with Cheltenham six years ago – and says Clarke has told him to make sure he enjoys his time in charge. “I have to embrace it, even if it is under different and sad circumstances,” he added. “I have spoke with Steve and he told me it is an opportunity to have a go at it. I managed at Cheltenham for 15-16 months and, even though it was a smaller club, it was still managing.” Downing gave no indication as to whether or not he wanted to be considered for the job, but having minded the shop previously after Roy Hodgson’s departure, knows exactly what to do. “I sat here 18 months ago when Roy left, so I know what the position is,” he said. “I’ve been here for four years and the club know my support is there. “The powers that be will decide who comes in and who comes in with them. Dean and I will try and glue things together to make it as seamless as possible.” The Baggies are 16th and two places above the drop zone and although sad to see his boss leave, Downing knows results need to come quickly. “It’s very sad and I had a huge amount of respect (for Clarke),” Downing, who joined West Brom in 2009, said. “I have learned from a very good man who has been in the game a long time and been under a lot of good managers. “It’s sad if anyone loses their job and there is a tinge of responsibility as I was part of the team. “But he is an honourable man with integrity and he understood the decision. Now he has to forge a career elsewhere and he will do that. “We have had a decent week and the players have responded well. We need to make sure we get the right result because three points changes everything.” Downing will be assisted by Dean Kiely for the meeting with Steve Bruce’s men, with the fixtures coming thick and fast after that. Managerless Spurs are their Boxing Day opponents, with West Ham following on from that. Keith Downing will take charge of West Brom this weekend with a sense of sadness. The 48-year-old served as an assistant to Steve Clarke but, after the Scot was sacked last weekend, he will go it alone in caretaker charge against Hull. Some fans voiced their upset at Clarke’s departure but he exited on the back of a six-game winless run and with just three league victories all season. Press Associationlast_img read more