Drama about Neymar (28)! The Brazilian superstar from Paris Saint-Germain may have been seriously injured in his team’s 1-0 home defeat against Olympique Lyon on Sunday evening. With tears and great pain, Neymar had to be brought from the field on a stretcher.
The first investigations on Monday would have given at least something to “calm down,” as the Sheikh Club announced. An exact diagnosis is still pending. Further investigations are to follow in the next 48 hours. Neymar himself stressed on Instagram: “It could have been worse.”
The ball artist’s father meanwhile expressed himself martially on social media. “We talked so much about it, about the violence,” Neymar Santos Sr. posted on Instagram: “Let’s keep going and football will lose a lot.”
The fateful scene had come late in stoppage time: Neymar dribbled in the direction of the opposing goal, opponent Thiago Mendes (28) fought hard against the Brazilian.
He hit the PSG superstar badly on the left ankle. Neymar went to the floor screaming, hitting the floor with his hand again and again in pain. Tears shot to his face.
Malefactor Mendes also showed compassion after his hard climb: “Mistakes happen, but I sincerely want to ask for your forgiveness,” said the Brazilian meekly.
Injury drama about superstar Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain
The supervisors rushed over, and finally Neymar was carried away on a stretcher by paramedics. Coach Thomas Tuchel’s team may now face a prolonged failure of his offensive star. That would hit the capital city hard: Neymar has scored three goals and four assists in six league appearances in the new season. In the Champions League, he has also scored six times in five games (one template).
Mendes saw yellow for his entry. However, after the video referee intervened, referee Benoit Bastien (37) corrected his decision – and sent the Lyon professional off the field with a straight red. Due to the longer break in treatment, the game was not whistled until the ninth minute of stoppage time. After 35 minutes, Lyons Philana Tinotenda Kadewere (24) scored the goal of the day.
Due to the defeat, PSG (28 points) lost their lead in France. Lyon (29) passed, the new front runner is Lille with the same number of points.
Thomas Tuchel is also worried about Kylian Mbappé
In addition to the possibly serious injury to the Brazilian dribble artist, the physical condition of the French miracle boy Kylian Mbappé (21) is also a headache for the ex-BVB coach. The German only brought the Ligue 1 shooting star in the second half on medical advice.
The world champion couldn’t play more than 25 minutes. “It was then 30 minutes, and that was already too long,” said Tuchel. “He was in a red zone and risked an injury.” (Kos / cw)