Marseille defender Samuel Gigot was shown a straight red card on Sunday evening for his horrendous tackle on Paris Saint-Germain winger Neymar. The Brazilian dropped to the ground upon impact, sparking a serious brawl between the perimeters, with Neymar’s team-mates furious.
Thirteen players got here together contained in the Marseille half, with Neymar remaining on the ground clutching his leg following the challenge. The ferocious tackle got here out of nowhere on the forward and he’ll feel fortunate that his foot was not planted upon impact or else he could have suffered a serious injury.
Brazilian team-mate Marquinhos was at the center of the scuffles, definitely fearful that his friend might have been injured by the challenge and consequently been ruled out of the Qatar World Cup on the horizon. Neymar received treatment after the foul and was in a position to proceed.
The previous Barcelona star didn’t look like feeling the implications of Gigot’s moment of madness, though he was replaced within the 88th minute by Carlos Soler, with PSG boss Christophe Galtier opting to solidify his midfield ahead of a nervy final jiffy.
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His side ran out 1-0 winners at Le Parc de Princes, with Neymar scoring the crucial goal. On the stroke of half-time, the 30-year-old diverted a neat finish in off the post after combining well with Kylian Mbappe.
PSG needed to dig in to secure all three points, with Marseille impressing with their tough performance. Former Arsenal star Matteo Guendouzi stood out within the centre of the park for the away side, with the France international doing well to consistently close down Les Parisiens midfielders and stopping them from feeding the ball into their world-class strike force.
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Mbappe has been on the centre of attention in France this week after reports emerged that the forward wants to go away PSG within the January transfer window despite penning a bumper recent cope with the club over the summer. The previous Monaco star feels that his club haven’t kept their word on ‘guarantees’ made during contract negotiations and thus feels that he must be granted a move away, with Real Madrid and several other Premier League clubs considered interested.
There have been suggestions that Mbappe asked to go away as early as weeks after signing his recent deal in Paris after it became clear that the club wouldn’t land several of their top targets. Others have speculated that his relationship with Neymar is on the rocks and causing a stir, though the pair definitely looked on the identical wavelength against Marseille on Sunday night.