Neymar says goodbye to Paris Saint-Germain … until next season
Neymar’s 2018/19 campaign came to a close on Saturday as Paris Saint-Germain beat Angers 2-1, with the Brazilian scoring a goal and providing an assist, and he will now miss the French side’s next three league games after picking up a three-match suspension for lashing out at a fan after their Coupe de France defeat.
There are just two Ligue 1 matches remaining this season, so he will miss the Trophee des Champions – the French Super Cup – against Rennes on August 3. Following the Angers victory, Neymar said goodbye to Ligue 1 until next season on social media.
PSG boss Thomas Tuchel replaced the 27-year-old shortly before the end, with Neymar’s attention now turning towards this summer’s Copa America. Tite, Brazil’s head coach, will announce the Selecao’s squad list for the tournament next week, and he will no doubt be glad to see that his star player is back to his best ahead of the competition in June.
Ban will be appealed
The Parisians will appeal Neymar’s suspension in the hope of reducing it to two games, so that he will be able to feature in the Trophee des Champions against Rennes.
Real Madrid, meanwhile, are monitoring Neymar’s situation with PSG, as reported by MARCA. Los Blancos do not want to engage in conflict with the Ligue 1 champions’ leaders, so any potential Neymar move would have to come via the player forcing his way out, something which seems unlikely given his final messages to end this season.