first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Neymar has received a two-match ban for his sending off against Marseille in Sunday’s bad-tempered Classique, while the LFP has also revealed its intention to investigate claims Alvaro Gonzalez racially abused the Brazilian during the match.Neymar was one of five players sent off during injury time at the end of Marseille’s 1-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain in the latter’s Ligue 1 return.Florent Thauvin scored the only goal of a tense match filled with foul play and clashes between players, and which boiled over in the final minutes.Leandro Paredes and Dario Benedetto, whose initial scuffle sparked the brawl, were both shown second yellow cards, as was Neymar, while PSG’s Layvin Kurzawa as well as Marseille’s Jordan Amavi saw straight reds for serious violent play.In Neymar’s case, he was caught by VAR striking defender Gonzalez across the back of the head, an infraction which means he misses his side’s meeting with Metz on Wednesday as well as one further match.The LFP furthermore included a one-match suspended ban in his punishment, which will come into force if the ex-Barcelona star receives a booking in his first game back once the sanction is completed.Paredes received an identical sentence to his team-mate, while Kurzawa, who kicked out at Amavi, was hit with a six-match ban.On the Marseille side, Benedetto will sit out one match while Amvai was suspended for three after throwing a punch in the melee.Following the match, Neymar accused Gonzalez of directing racist comments at him, claiming that he was called a “monkey son of a bitch” and that “My only regret is not hitting that asshole in the face” in a string of social media posts on Sunday evening. The LFP will investigate those allegations against the Spanish defender, as well as separate claims filed by Marseille that PSG star Angel Di Maria spat at opponents.Both players will now be looked at by the body’s Disciplinary Committee, with no further comment offered in the LFP’s statement released on Wednesday.PSG went on to endure more disciplinary strife as, without their three suspended players, they suffered yet another red, with Assou Diallo ejected in their 0-0 draw against Metz. Loading… center_img Read Also:?Messi urged to snub Premier League moveInterestingly, moments after the PSG forward accused Marseille defender álvaro González of racially abusing him on Sunday, FFF President No?l Le Graet has said that racism “does not exist” in football. Promoted Content13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The HatchetBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Great Actors Who Will Always Be Defined By One Role5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

first_imgArsenal face a potentially pivotal Barclays Premier League game with Manchester City on Monday night looking to continue a good run of form against their title rivals. A 5-2 win at the King Power Stadium and a swashbuckling display in beating United 3-0 at home should give Wenger and his side plenty of confidence heading into Monday’s game, especially as no-one else has been able to stop Leicester at home. “I always took them seriously but when we won 5-2 over there, nobody took our performance seriously,” he said of their September success at Leicester. “They just thought it was normal that we won at Leicester, but ever since you have been able to see that it was a great result and a great performance on the day.” Wenger has spoken kindly of Leicester’s unexpected rise to the top of the table, which culminated in a 2-1 victory over Chelsea last week and saw Jose Mourinho lose his job with the reigning champions. And the Frenchman believes it is good to see a team belying their financial short-comings when compared to the big spenders in the division. “It’s good for everybody in football all over the world to see teams who are not on the biggest budget at the start, that they can compete as well,” he added. “There’s always a way to be successful when you’re intelligent and competent. Of course that’s very positive and they’ve shown another fantastic performance on Monday night.” While Claudio Ranieri’s Foxes remain in the mix, many still believe Monday’s protagonists are the two sides more likely to be doing battle for the title when it comes to the business end of the season. Press Association The Gunners are right in the title picture and have the chance to dent the challenge of Manuel Pellegrini’s City side when they visit the Emirates Stadium in the last Premier League fixture this side of Christmas. Arsene Wenger has seen his team beat in-form Leicester and comfortably secure three points against Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United – the other two sides occupying the top four places along with Arsenal and City. Wenger agrees but does not consider this meeting as any sort of decider. “I don’t know if they are the number one threat but City are a threat,” he added. “If you look at what they have achieved in the last three or four years, their individual quality, you cannot dismiss them as not being a threat to winning the championship. We are in December, we are not fighting for the Premier League on Monday night.” last_img read more