FRED someway escaped a straight crimson card after an obvious headbutt on Leandro Paredes.
The Manchester United midfielder sparked a melee after Paris Saint-Germain’s Paredes embarrassingly collapsed to the bottom holding his face.
Fred appeared to maneuver his head into Leandro ParedesCredit score: BT Sport
Paredes collapsed to the bottom holding his headCredit score: BT Sport
Replays clearly confirmed the Brazilian moved his head into the course of the opponent.
His PSG team-mates protested profusely for a straight crimson card as VAR reviewed the incident.
The referee then ran to the incorrect aspect of the pitch to examine the monitor earlier than realising his error.
And it appeared sure that Fred can be given his marching orders when the referee ran onto the sphere together with his hand in his pocket.
However to everybody’s shock, Fred acquired only a yellow card a lot to the disbelief of PSG’s gamers.
It was an incident similar to Arsenal’s Nicolas Pepe who noticed crimson towards Leeds on November 23.
Paredes wasn’t keen to let the incident lie and received his personal again later within the first half when he nailed Fred with a crunching sort out, incomes himself a yellow card within the course of.
And tempers between the 2 European rivals continued to flare on the finish of the primary 45 minutes in an incident between Neymar and Scott McTominay.
The Scottish midfielder appeared to step on the Brazilian after a robust problem though solely he’ll know if it was intentional.
Neymar made essentially the most of it however play continued as an entertaining first half got here to a detailed.
Neymar opened the scoring early on however the guests had been pegged again via Marcus Rashford’s deflected purpose.
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