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Neymar Shown Red Card After Petulant Shove As Paris Saint-Germain Lose To Lille

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Neymar Shown Red Card After Petulant Shove As Paris Saint-Germain Lose To Lille

Neymar had a nightmare for Paris Saint-Germain as he was sent off after a late, petulant shove on Lille defender Tiago Djalo.

PSG were 1-0 down in the crucial title decider with Lille and the visitors were trying to see the game out as the clock ticked towards 90 minutes.

Djalo appeared to catch Neymar with a foul, but the Brazil forward got up to try and collect the ball. When Djalo protected it out of play, then picked the ball up, Neymar angrily shoved him to the ground.

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Some will say it was an understandable reaction to being fouled and wanting Djalo to give back possession. But the referee saw it was worth a booking - Neymar's second - and the forward was off.

Tiago Djalo was also shown a red card, for his foul on Neymar - but Lille saw out the game to take a crucial three-point lead over PSG at the top of Ligue 1.

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The 29-year-old forward has only just returned to action after a left adductor injury kept him out for the majority of February and March.

PSG beat Barcelona in the last 16 of the Champions League in Neymar's absence, but have been struggling domestically without their star and have trailed Lille in the title race a times this season.

That took another twist on Saturday as Jonathan David's first-half goal gave Lille a precious victory in Paris.

Lille now own a three-point lead in the title race with both teams having seven matches left to play as the title race in France looks set for an intriguing finish.

Topics: Paris Saint-Germain, Ligue 1, Neymar

Alex Reid
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