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Neymar "super happy’’ to return to training with PSG"

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Leandro Paredes reacted violently to a foul from countryman Dario Benedetto, with both Argentinians dismissed along with Layvin Kurzawa and Jordan Amavi for their parts in the ensuing fracas.

VAR was used by the referee in the 99th minute, with footage clearly showing Neymar striking Gonzalez in the back of the head.

As he trudged off the Parc des Princes pitch, Neymar could be seen telling the fourth official about an alleged incident of racist abuse, seemingly involving Gonzalez, to add another sickening twist to the evening.

Benedetto saw an effort ruled out for a marginal offside at the other end, but Marseille held firm to end a terrible run against their rivals - Neymar's miss from two yards out summing up a frustrating night for PSG.

Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas said after the game that "there is no place for racism in football". He wrote: 'My only regret is not hitting that a****** in the face'. "I asked for the ball", Verratti told broadcaster Canal Plus. The likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, and Angel Di Maria were all absent after the trio contracted coronavirus.

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Paredes and Benedetto were the next players banished back inside after picking up their second bookings.

Paris St Germain lost 1-0 at promoted RC Lens in their first Ligue 1 game of the season on Thursday following a bad mistake by goalkeeper Marcin Bulka, as the French champions suffered in the absence of several players who tested positive for Covid-19.

Thomas Tuchel will have been left speechless after his team's horror start, however.

The hosts were forced to play out the dying stages of the tempestuous encounter with eight men, with Marseille reduced to nine.

Payet had the final word in that duel, though, dropping a precise free-kick over the top of PSG's defence - Thauvin on hand to finish brilliantly on the volley, with the goal standing after a VAR check for offside.



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