PSG’s striker Neymar cried and cried by midfielder Lyon Thiago Mendes with both legs, leading to a serious injury on the evening of December 13.
In the sixth half of the second half, Neymar dribbled the ball over two Lyon players from the left flank into the middle. When the third player, Mendes, rushed in, Neymar pushed the ball past. Mendes entered late with two feet scissor, from Neymar’s left. Mendes entered without hitting the ball, his two feet clasped Neymar’s left leg. Neymar’s ankles were folded, causing the PSG star to fall. Neymar cried out in pain, beating his hand repeatedly to the ground. Neymar’s cry echoed throughout the field. When the doctors came into the courtyard, the 28-year-old striker did not stop crying.
After about three minutes, Neymar left the field on a dedicated stretcher. According to InjuryMechanisms, Neymar shows signs of a rupture of the left ankle ligament, and could affect the knee.
The referee, after reviewing the slow motion, drew a red card directly to Mendes. Lyon only played with 10 people, but still preserved the 1-0 victory at the Parc des Princes. Striker Tinotenda Kadewere scored only in the 35th minute. PSG lost the top of the Ligue 1 table to Lille. Neymar 11 successful dribbles in this match, but did not finish.
Neymar scored 10 goals, assisting three in 15 games this season. This season, he missed five games because of Covid-19 and a groin injury. According to Transfermarkt, since Neymar moved to PSG in the summer of 2017, he had to take 397 days of vacation. In June 2019, he broke his right ankle ligament during a training match with Brazil.