Lille Right-Back Gets Yellow Carded For Pulling Neymar’s Glove Off
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Lille Right-Back Gets Yellow Carded For Pulling Neymar’s Glove Off

Lille right-back Zeki Celik has come up with a new way to stop Neymar but it did result in him being given a yellow card.

10 minutes into the second half in PSG’s 2-1 win over Lille on Friday night, Neymar picked up the ball down the left flank and dribbled past Celik with relative ease.

But the 21-year old didn’t want the Brazilian to advance any further and so decided to pull off his glove, giving away a foul and earning a caution from the referee in the process.

Shirt-pulling is a regular occurence in games all over the world, but glove-pulling? Not so much. Still, we have to applaud Celik for his innovative way of dealing with one of the most skilful players in world football.

It’s the second time in just a couple of weeks that an opposition player has got very creative in defending against PSG.

When Thomas Tuchel’s side played Napoli in the Champions League, the scores at 1-1 in the 75th minute when Kylian Mbappe had the ball in a potentially dangerous position on the right flank.

Recognising that Marco Rui was too far away, Kalidou Koulibaly literally shoved his teammate so that he was closer to Kylian Mbappe, who was then forced to concede possession.

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