- Neymar was clearly outstanding as PSG defeated RB Leipzig to reach the Champions League final
- The Brazilian sensation was caught on camera swapping shirts with Marcel Halstenberg after the game
- Neymar now risks being banned after he broke the Uefa coronavirus protocol
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Neymar risks being banned after breaking Uefa’s protocol as he was caught on camera swapping shirts with Marcel Halstenberg moments after Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-0 Champions League win over RB Leipzig.
He was in sparkling form during the match as he clearly stood out as the best on the night in a game played at the famous Benfica stadium in Portugal.
In the 31-page Uefa 'Return to play protocol' issued a few weeks earlier: "Players are recommended to refrain from swapping their shirts."
It is however not yet clear what charges the player will be facing as the protocol by Europe's football governing body does not clearly mention a period of isolation in cases of shirt-swapping.
PSG will face winner of Bayern Munich vs Lyon in the Champions League final on Sunday, August 23, which is just five days away and the Brazilian star could be unavailable.
Neymar is crucial to the French champions ahead of the final match against the very formidable German champions Bayern Munich.
Recall that the Brazilian was recently named the UEFA Champions League player of the week following his exploits against Atalanta in the quarter-final.
Recall that Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe wasted no time in hitting out at long-term critics of the French Ligue 1 in the wake of Lyon’s sensational victory over Manchester City.
Goals from Moussa Dembele and Maxwell Cornet were enough to ensure Pep Guardiola once again failed to take City to the semi-finals of the competition.
But a combination of sheer determination and a slice of luck ensured Lyon completed the set up of an interesting semi-final vs Bayern Munich.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona have parted ways with sporting director Eric Abidal, with the reported sweep of the club’s hierarchy taking in full swing.
The departure of Abidal as sporting director was confirmed on the Barcelona website on Tuesday, August 18, with the club “thanking him for his services”.
Things started to look bleak for Abidal after the 40-year old came to the defense of the now-sacked boss Quique Setién after Barcelona’s humiliating 8-2 defeat against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.
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