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Champions League: Neymar’s Ban Reduced To Two Games

Amuda Segun

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Paris Saint Germain (PSG) attacker Neymar has been handed a reprieve after his Champions League ban was reduced from three matches to two matches.

Neymar had his ban reviewed by the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) upon appeal.

The Brazilian international attacker was banned for three games initially after he was found guilty of insulting match officials on the back of PSG’s elimination from the Champions League at the hands of Premier League giants Manchester United.

PSG were knocked out of the Champions League in the last 16 round by the Red Devils despite winning the first leg 2-0 away from home.

The French champions lost the last 16 tie on away goals after they were beaten 3-1 at home.

Neymar was left fuming with the manner of the third goal scored by Manchester United after PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe was penalized for handball in the box.

Marcus Rashford made no mistake from the spot to send Manchester United through to the quarterfinals.

Ex-Barcelona star Neymar will miss the first two games of the new Champions League season against the likes of Real Madrid and Galatasaray.

He is expected to return to the Champions League squad for PSG ahead of the Matchday 3 clash with Club Brugge FC of Belgium.

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