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PSG 0-1 Lyon: Neymar carried off on a stretcher with ankle harm   

Neymar carried off on stretcher with ankle injury after red-card challenge from Brazilian compatriot Thiago Mendes… and Lyon win 1-0 in Paris to rub salt in PSG’s wounds and leave Thomas Tuchel’s side third in Ligue 1

  • Neymar screamed out in agony after being scythed down by midfielder Mendes
  • The Brazilian forward was carried off on a stretcher in stoppage time on Sunday
  • PSG dropped down to third in Ligue 1 after Kadewere earned the visitors a win

PSG star Neymar was carried off on a stretcher after suffering a serious-looking ankle injury in stoppage time during Sunday’s home defeat.

The Brazilian forward screamed out in agony after being scythed down by Lyon midfielder Thiago Mendes, who was sent off for the challenge. 

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel said Neymar would have tests on Monday to establish how serious the injury was.

Neymar screamed out in agony after being scythed down by Lyon midfielder Thiago Mendes

Neymar screamed out in agony after being scythed down by Lyon midfielder Thiago Mendes

‘He’s with the physio and the doctors and we have to wait for the tests tomorrow (Monday),’ he told French broadcaster Telefoot.

PSG dropped down to third in Ligue 1 after Tino Kadewere earned the visitors a 1-0 victory at the Parc des Princes on Sunday. 

The French champions were never in the mix as they surrendered top spot to Lille, who claimed a no-nonsense 2-1 win at home against Girondins de Bordeaux earlier.

Lille have 29 points from 14 games, leading second-placed Lyon on goal difference with PSG on 28 points after their fourth defeat of the season.

Neymar was left in a heap on the pitch after the challenge that saw Mendes shown a red card

 Neymar was left in a heap on the pitch after the challenge that saw Mendes shown a red card

Olympique de Marseille are fourth on 27 points with two games in hand, in a tight top five separated by three points.

Following their 5-1 win in the Champions League against Istanbul Basaksehir, PSG struggled early on and had only two chances through Alessandro Florenzi.

Kadewere put the visitors in front 10 minutes before the interval with a low, angled shot after being set up by Karl Toko-Ekambi.

The Zimbabwean is now the third Lyon player with five goals or more in Ligue 1 along with Memphis Depay and Toko-Ekambi.

PSG failed to react, prompting Thomas Tuchel to ring the changes in the 65th minute. Ander Herrera came on for Leandro Paredes, Idrissa Gueye replaced Marco Verratti and Kylian Mbappe came on for the hugely disappointing Angel Di Maria.

His team-mates tried to console the PSG forward after he suffered another ankle injury

His team-mates tried to console the PSG forward after he suffered another ankle injury 

It had little effect, however, as Lyon continued to threaten and PSG keeper Keylor Navas was forced to stretch to parry away a powerful half-volley from Lucas Paqueta.

PSG stepped up a gear in the finale but Lyon were well organised and held on for a deserved win, their fifth in a row. 

Neymar was carried off the pitch on a stretcher seven minutes into stoppage time with a possible ankle injury following a poor tackle from Thiago Mendes, who was sent off.   

Marseille are fourth on 27 points with two games in hand, in a tight top five separated by three points. 

The Brazilian forward was carried off on a stretcher with a serious-looking ankle injury

The Brazilian forward was carried off on a stretcher with a serious-looking ankle injury

Tino Kadewere earned the visitors a 1-0 victory at the Parc des Princes on Sunday

Tino Kadewere earned the visitors a 1-0 victory at the Parc des Princes on Sunday

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