Neymar could be banned for Champions League final after swapping shirts after PSG win

Paris Saint-Germain reached their first ever Champions League final after a 3-0 win over RB Leipzig in the semi-final on Tuesday night with goals from Marquinhos, Angel Di Maria, and Juan Bernat.

Neymar is potentially facing being banned for the Champions League final for swapping shirts after Paris Saint-Germain ‘s semi-final win over RB Leipzig.

The French side booked their first ever European Cup final with a convincing 3-0 win over the Bundesliga side in Portugal on Tuesday night.

Goals from Marquinhos, Angel Di Maria, and Juan Bernat sealed victory and PSG will now face Bayern Munich or Lyon in the showpiece game on Sunday.

But, according to The Sun, they may have to play without Neymar because of his actions moments after the final whistle when he swapped shirts with a Leipzig player.

The Brazil superstar was spotted making the exchange with Marcel Halstenberg on the pitch, which is against Uefa rules.

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.”

It had been reported before the return of the Champions League after lockdown that swapping shirts during the mini-tournament would result in a 12-day period of self-isolation.

Uefa’s official protocol is not thought to state that isolation would have to take place, but there are now fears about Neymar’s involvement.

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