April 26, 2019 / 4:32 PM / 8 months ago

Neymar suspended for three Champions League games

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - French Cup - Round of 32 - Paris St Germain v RC Strasbourg - Parc des Princes, Paris, France - January 23, 2019 Paris St Germain's Neymar REUTERS/Charles Platiau/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris St Germain striker Neymar has been suspended for three Champions League games for insulting match officials following the French side’s elimination from the Champions League, UEFA said on Friday.

Neymar labelled the video assistant referee system a ‘disgrace’ after Manchester United were awarded a decisive last-gap penalty at the Parc des Princes to advance into the quarter-finals on away goals.

PSG coach Thomas Tuchel had said the Brazilian made his comments in the heat of the moment, hinting he should not be sanctioned.

Neymar has just returned to action after a three-month injury layoff.

PSG have qualified for next season’s Champions League by winning the Ligue 1 title.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Christian Radnedge

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