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The ridiculous reason Neymar was sent off during PSG V Marseille

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Whenever Paris Saint-Germain play now, it's all about the Neymar show.

On Sunday night, PSG faced off against Marseille in the Le Classique derby and Neymar brought the magic and controversy with him in abundance.

Prior to the match, right-back Dani Alves took a silly swipe at their Ligue 1 rivals when he told Canal: "I couldn't name you a single Marseille player."

Well, the former Barcelona man, who missed the game through injury, was made to eat his words when Luis Gustavo, who has represented Brazil alongside Alves ironically, opened the scoring with a long-range effort.

However, Neymar would square the game up after exchanging passes with Adrien Rabiot and finding the bottom corner with a left-foot effort.

However, Marseille failed to read unbeaten PSG's script and Premier League flops Clinton N'Jie and Florian Thauvin combined to give the home side the lead with just 12 minutes remaining.

Then, Neymar got in the thick of things once again.

After going on one of his dazzling dribbles, Lucas Ocampos took a swipe at the Brazilian superstar. Neymar reacts by knocking into the Argentine's chest, but Ocampos' reaction makes it seem like the former Barcelona man put him in a coma.

You see more contact before the delivery of a corner then what Neymar dished out to Ocampos and there's no doubt that the Marseille man's reaction is what sold the referee on giving Neymar his second yellow card.

What makes it worse is the fact that the referee is right there!

Neymar's arch-nemesis turned perfect foil Edinson Cavani ended up preserving PSG's unbeaten record with a powerful free-kick three minutes into injury time.

Neymar will now miss PSG's showdown with Mario Balotelli's Nice next Friday, but it's not like the Parisians are short on options going forward with Julian Draxler, Lucas Moura and Angel Di Maria in their ranks.

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