PSG and the Brazilian had appealed against the three-game limitation commanded by European governing body UEFA in June, and CAS partially supported the appeal.
Paris St-Germain forward Neymar’s three-game European ban for insulting match officials has been cut to two by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The 27-year-old was charged by Uefa after PSG’s Champions League exit at home to Manchester United on 6 March.
The world’s most expensive player following his move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for 222 million euros in 2017 will miss the fixtures against Real Madrid on Wednesday and Galatasaray in two weeks’ time due to the original ban from UEFA.
Neymar will return in game week 3 for PSG
However, Neymar will now be free to face Belgian side Bruges on October 22. He will miss the games against Real Madrid and Galatasaray but can return to face Club Bruges.
“The player was found to have insulted match officials through social media at the end of the Champions League match”.
Neymar was injured and did not play but then posted profane comments about video review officials after PSG conceded a stoppage-time penalty.
Marcus Rashford’s penalty ensured a 3-1 win in Paris for United, who went through to the Champions League quarter-finals.
What Did Neymar Jr publish On Twitter?
Neymar published on social media: “It’s a disgrace. Four guys who know nothing about football watching a slow-motion replay in front of the television.