Neymar sees red in PSG draw

•Neymar being shown the marching-off orders

• Neymar being shown the marching-off orders

Neymar was sent off before his team mate Edinson Cavani proved his worth once again with a last-gasp equaliser that salvaged a 2-2 draw for leaders Paris St Germain at bitter rivals Olympique de Marseille on Sunday.

The Uruguay striker levelled one minute into stoppage time with a superb 20-metre free-kick after Neymar had been dismissed in the 87th minute for two yellow card offences in quick succession.

Neymar had earlier cancelled out Luiz Gustavo’s opener before halftime but lost his cool in the closing stages after Florian Thauvin had put the home side ahead in the second half, threatening to inflict PSG’s first defeat of the season.

Then Cavani, who has often been criticised for supposed lack of efficiency, netted his ninth league goal of the season to earn the draw that puts PSG on 26 points from 10 matches.

“It’s an important goal because the game was almost finished but at least we salvaged a point,” said Cavani.

Monaco are second, four points behind on 22 points after beating Caen 2-0 on Saturday.

Marseille are fifth on 18 points as they were leap-frogged into fourth on 19 by Olympique Lyonnais, who hammered Troyes 5-0 away with a Memphis Depay hat-trick. – Reuters

 

 

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