Neymar pushes Lille’s Tiago Djalo before having to be RESTRAINED as the pair clash in the tunnel after seeing red in bad-tempered Ligue 1 title clash
- PSG fell to a 1-0 defeat against Ligue 1 leaders Lille on Saturday afternoon
- Neymar was shown a red card, earning a second yellow for a shoving Tiago Djalo
- The Lille centre-back was also sent-off for his reaction to the Brazilian’s anger
- The pair went down the tunnel together and had to be held back from fighting
PSG lost the Ligue 1 lead and Neymar lost his head on Saturday, as the Brazilian was sent-off for shoving Lille defender Tiago Djalo before the pair clashed in the tunnel.
Lille seized top spot with a 1-0 win over the champions, with Jonathan David scoring the winner if a fiery clash seeing Neymar and Kylian Mbappe squander a host of chances.
Neymar saw red in stoppage time, retaliating furiously after a rough challenge from Djalo. He earned his second-yellow for shoving the centre-back, who was also sent-off for his foul-mouthed rant aimed at the winger.
Neymar was sent-off on Saturday as Paris Saint-Germain fell to a 1-0 defeat against Lille
The winger reacted angrily after a challenge from Tiago Djalo in stoppage time on Saturday
The winger then attempted to take a swipe at the centre-back as they walked into the tunnel
Both men continued rowing as they walked off the pitch together, with Neymar taking a swipe at the 20-year-old once an official had got between the two in the tunnel.
Djalo then knocked one of the men trying to restrain him to the ground as he tried to retaliate, before the furious players were finally ushered into their dressing-rooms.
The PSG star will now face a ban and yet more time on the sidelines after only returning from injury for the champions’ last match, a victory over Lyon.
The Brazilian star was eventually restrained and pushed into the PSG home dressing room
The red card was Neymar’s second of the season, having also been dismissed against Marseille
Neymar has only managed 12 matches in the league this season, with his season blighted by injury and suspensions.
The flare-up against Lille was the former Barcelona man’s second red card of the season, having been sent-off for his part in a mass brawl that erupted in stoppage-time as PSG fell 1-0 to rivals Marseille.
The 29-year-old’s inability to control his frustration is threatening to cast a shadow over his career, with the winger making more headlines with his petulant behaviour than his brilliant technique.