Dramatic Scenes As Neymar Gets Sent Off Then Cavani Scores 93rd Minute Equaliser
The first Le Classique of the 2017/18 season started and ended in spectacular fashion.
From Luiz Gustavo's 30-yard screamer, Neymar equalising then getting sent off to Marseille re-taking the lead courtesy of Florian Thauvin, before Edinson Cavani levels in the 93rd-bloody-minute.
The Brazilian sensation went from hero to villain. He netted in the first half to keep up his incredible goal scoring form since swapping Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
Though heading into the final few minutes of normal time, Neymar received his second yellow card for 'shoving' a player, subsequently picking up a red card.
Neymar sent off! :red_circle:- BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) October 22, 2017
The world's most expensive footballer was given his marching orders as tempers flared between PSG and Marseille... pic.twitter.com/Sm47Ee7DFV
Marseille were on course to close the gap on their arch rivals until Cavani stepped up.
PSG had the opportunity to level in the dying stages of the game through a free-kick on the edge of Marseille's box.
Obviously, No.1 set-piece taker, Neymar, was off the field so Cavani was responsible.
And the Uruguayan curled in a sublime free-kick, bagging a dramatic 93rd minute goal.
⏱ 93rd minute- BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) October 22, 2017
:grimacing: 2-1 down
:pray: Free-kick on the edge of the area
Step forward, Edinson Cavani... pic.twitter.com/w0Z39pQylL
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WHAT A HIT - Neymar who?!
The thrilling game was the talk of social media. Here's some of the reaction:
And it's almost poetic justice as Neymar is sent off, and Edinson Cavani steps up and saves PSG. What a free kick!
- Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) October 22, 2017
FT 2-2. What a FK from Cavani to save his team at the end, after Neymar had seen red #OMPSG
- AJS (@adsalk) October 22, 2017
Neymar gets sent off when his team needs him the most, Cavani carries his team to a point. The difference.
- Zach (@ZCalcio) October 22, 2017
Thauvin > Neymar
- Yannou Jr (@yannoujr10) October 22, 2017
Cavani bailing Neymar and Mbappe out, this is his team
- Juan (@fraudiesta1) October 22, 2017
FT: Marseille 2 - 2 Paris Saint-Germain
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