Neymar was sent off on his return for Paris Saint Germain

Ligue 1

On his return to play on Wednesday night for Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar was sent off.

In their first Ligue One match following the World Cup break, the Ligue One champions faced Strasbourg.

Even if Lionel Messi was still given time off to enjoy winning the one prize he has yet to win, PSG did have the dynamic pair of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe on hand.

Mbappe passed the ball to Neymar in the area, but Neymar attempted to sneak past a defender by touching the ball too far.

He hurled himself to the ground in a pitiful manner despite the fact that there was absolutely no reason for it, and the referee decided to punish him by giving him a second yellow, which resulted in sent off for the Brazilian.

Since becoming a household name, the former Barcelona and Santos great has a penchant for going out on a theatrical high note, but his actions this evening will not help his standing.

He was given the benefit of the doubt even though he was easily knocked down in the first half by a challenge. The second, however, was shocking and caused Neymar to prematurely leave the field and enter the tunnel.

In their first game back, PSG appeared to be headed for a 1-1 draw thanks to goals from captain Marquinhos at either end.

Mbappe, who scored a hat-trick in the World Cup final and took home the Golden Boot, though, came up big with a 96th-minute penalty.

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