Neymar risks two-game Champions League ban for now-deleted tweet slamming penalty decision in PSG's win over Barcelona

NEYMAR is facing a two-game ban for slamming a penalty given to Barcelona on Tuesday night.

The Brazilian star could be made to explain his tweets during the 4-1 win for his side PSG.

And UEFA could act with a ban of up to two games for the 29-year-old.

He missed the thrilling Champions League last 16 first-leg tie through injury.

But Neymar quickly took to Twitter after Frenkie de Jong controversially won a penalty for Barcelona in the 27th minute.

It appeared the Dutchman may have just tripped over his own legs, but that didn’t stop the ref from awarding a penalty against Layvin Kurzawa.

Neymar tweeted: “Joke that penalty,” accompanied by laughing emojis.

And former Nou Camp pal Lionel Messi stepped up to calmly put Barca 1-0 up.

The tweet was quickly spotted by fans, who shared it on social media.

But it wasn’t live for long, with Neymar eventually deleting it.


However, it was PSG who had the last laugh in Catalonia.

Kylian Mbappe scored a magnificent hat-trick as the French side ran out 4-1 winners.

The 22-year-old striker's performance was lauded by BT Sport pundits Joe Cole and Rio Ferdinand.

Ex-Man Utd defender Ferdinand said: "Mbappe is on his own – out of young players he’s on his own. People forget he’s 22 years old.

"Given he’s won the World Cup, what he’s done in the French league and in the Champions League, he’s been immense.

"I just feel that he’s the guy now that’s going to take the throne, take the crown, he’s standing alone at the moment. It’s for everybody to catch up to him now.

"This guy is going to take over the throne from Messi and Ronaldo when they’re done with it."

And former Chelsea midfielder Cole said: "[Mbappe] is the best player in the world, at the moment.

"The influence he has on his team, the way he can just run away from players.

"His link-up play, his work-rate off the ball… he is the alpha dog in football at the moment.

"The top player in my opinion – maybe Ronaldo still. But as young players go, if you want to build a team, go and get Kylian Mbappe."

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