PSG confirm Neymar’s European ban has been reduced to two games

Neymar ban reduced

PSG were knocked out of the 2018/19 Champions League by Manchester United in the Round of 16.

The French champions had a 2-0 lead heading into the second leg at the Parc des Princes.

However, United would beat PSG 3-1 in the second leg thanks to a 94th-minute penalty.

After United advanced on away goals, Neymar is believed to have branded the decision to award United a penalty form Presnel Kimpembe’s handball ‘a disgrace’:

“It’s a disgrace. Four guys who know nothing about football watch a slow-motion replay in front of the television.

“What can [Kimpembe] do with his hand while his back is turned?” As quoted by the BBC.

Neymar would be handed a three-match ban in UEFA competitions after the above-mentioned comments.

However, PSG have now on Tuesday the 17th of September confirmed that ban has been reduced to two games.

Neymar will now be available for PSG’s Champions League tie vs Club Brugge on October 22nd.

PARIS, FRANCE – OCTOBER 24: Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Paris Saint-Germain and SSC Napoli at Parc des Princes on October 24, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

PSG vs Real Madrid

Unfortunately for PSG, Neymar will still be absent for their upcoming CL tie.

PSG are set to take on Real Madrid on Wednesday the 18th of September.

Madrid are perhaps PSG’s hardest opponents in a group that also contains Galatasaray and Club Brugge.

However, the French outfit will have to face Real without Neymar and Kylian Mbappe after the young forward confirmed he is set to miss Wednesday’s game.

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