Neymar walks off in PSG Cup win following rough tackles
Neymar walked off the pitch without waiting to be substituted after being on the receiving end of a series of fouls during Paris Saint-Germain’s 1-0 French Cup win at second-tier Caen on Wednesday.
The Brazil attacker, captaining PSG with Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe absent, was fouled twice in the space of three minutes.
He was visibly upset after the second foul, by Steeve Yago, exchanging words with the Caen player.
As the game resumed, Neymar continued to complain before walking down the tunnel to the dressing room in the 57th minute.
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The world’s most expensive player was replaced three minutes later by Kylian Mbappe.
Neymar, although appearing to be moving quite comfortable, was grimacing while holding his thigh.
Nevertheless, PSG will be worried, with their Champions League last-16 first leg against Barcelona at the Camp Nou on Tuesday.
The Cup holders did enough to win despite finishing the game without their stand-in skipper, as Moise Kean’s 49th-minute goal, assisted by Neymar, proved to be the winner.