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The injured Neymar matched his team's European elimination from the sidelines..

Neymar was restrained by PSG staff in the tunnel after Man Utd's winning goal

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It didn't take long for Neymar's face of disappointment to spread across social media after Paris Saint-Germain crashed out of Europe.

The French side's recent history has been littered with crushing blows in the Champions League, a theme prolonged in the current competition as they relinquished a 2-0 lead from the first leg.

Ever since the inception of the European Cup in 1956, no team had ever surrendered such a large margin of victory but PSG endured a night to forget at the Parc des Princes.

Despite initially neutralising Romelu Lukaku's opener virtue of Juan Bernat, the Parisians entered the closing minutes of the game 2-1 down and teetering between qualification and elimination.

The balance eventually tipped in the favour of Manchester United when the visitors were awarded a controversial penalty after a review from VAR (video-assistant-referee).

Neymar angry after CL exit

The decision - which was profited upon by Marcus Rashford - prompted passion reactions on the touchline and the injured Neymar made his way down to pitch-side.

Neymar was visibly incensed with the situation and his Instagram post after the game made his emotions very clear, writing: "That is a disgrace!

"And UEFA still pick four guys who know nothing about football to review the VAR decision in slow motion... that handball simply doesn't exist! 

"How do you handball behind your back? Ahh.. go f*ck yourselves."

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Neymar held back by PSG staff

However, it seems Neymar directed his anger at the match officials at full-time, not just his social media channels.

According to French publication RMC Sport - who have the rights to the Champions League - Neymar had to be 'restrained by club staff' in the tunnel.

It explains that the Brazilian 'tried to enter the referees' office' and it took intervention from PSG employees to stop him from forcing his way down the corridor.

Club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi also shared the frustration of his star player, letting out the anger of a European exit by hitting a door repeatedly.

However, once Neymar had calmed down, he sought to encourage his teammates and was seen hugging manager Thomas Tuchel for a prolonged period of time.

There was a lengthly inquisition in the PSG dressing room, although Al-Khelaifi is believed to be the only key figure who addressed the dejected players. 

Either way, though, it wouldn't be surprising if Neymar faces punishment for attempting to enter the referee's office or for his angry comments on Instagram. 

Although his anger at the situation is certainly understandable, his behaviour and online activity will definitely have crossed a line as far as UEFA are concerned.

But it's hardly surprising that all the frustration is building up after seven years of bitter disappointment.

Do you think Neymar should be punished for his actions? Have your say in the comments section below.

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