Neymar could be suspended for the Champions League final after swapping shirts following Paris Saint-Germain’s 3-0 win over RB Leipzig on Tuesday.
The Brazilian star broke UEFA’s coronavirus protocol when he was caught on camera swapping shirts with Leipzig’s Marcel Halstenberg.
UEFA’s 31-page ‘Return to play protocol’, issued earlier this month, states: “Players are recommended to refrain from swapping their shirts.”
It adds that non-compliance with the obligations “may lead to disciplinary measures in accordance with the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations.”
According to reports before the competition’s return from the Covid-19 shutdown, swapping shirts during the Lisbon mini-tournament would result in a 12-day period of self-isolation.
UEFA’s official protocol does not explicitly address a period of isolation in cases of shirt-swapping.
But with PSG now facing Bayern Munich or Lyon, who meet on Wednesday night, in just five days’ time, on Sunday, there is a real risk the former Barcelona forward could be unavailable.
The world-record £198million signing hit the post twice in the first half before providing a clever assist for PSG team-mate Angel Di Maria to put his side 2-0 up.
The ball was fizzed into the box after a terrible error by RB Leipzig keeper Peter Gulacsi.
Neymar took the sting out of it with a delightful back-heel assist for Di Maria to control then slide the ball home.
Marquinhos and Juan Bernat were the other scorers in a 3-0 win.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.