Neymar’s Red Card Almost Cost PSG a Vital Point at Marseille
Edinson Cavani salvaged Paris Saint-Germain and red carded Neymar with a stoppage-time equalizer to secure a 2-2 draw against Marseille Le Classique.
PSG trailed twice and had looked bound for a first annihilation to their savage rivals since November 2011 – with Neymar sent off for two bookable offenses – before Cavani twisted an emotional late free-kick into the best corner to save a point.
Marseille drove through Luiz Gustavo in the first half, before Neymar equalized, and afterward, getting a lead again through Florian Thauvin second half drive.
In any case, the best dramatization was still to come as Neymar – who had been jeered all through and endured a large group of rockets from the home supporters at a certain point – conflicted with Lucas Ocampos minutes after his yellow card and got his walking orders.
Bouna Sarr squandered a chance to seal the points for Marseille and that would be costly as Cavani – fouled by the substitute – got a shocking strike to break Marseille hearts.
PSG have seen their lead at the Ligue 1 summit slice to four points by champions Monaco this end of the week, yet they stay unbeaten this season.