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.
La suspension de Neymar Jr réduite à deux matches
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) September 17, 2019
Neymar will now be available for PSG’s Champions League tie vs Club Brugge on October 22nd.
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.
C’est désormais officiel, je ne débuterai pas notre campagne européenne à la maison contre Madrid.
Je suis très triste de ne pas pouvoir jouer mais j’apporterai tout mon soutien depuis les tribunes à l’équipe et j’espère revenir à 100% pour encore et toujours donner mon maximum. pic.twitter.com/e8XNhZnzQL
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) September 16, 2019