Neymar breaks UEFA's coronavirus protocol, could face ban for Champions League final
Neymar breaks UEFA's coronavirus protocol, could face ban for Champions League final

Brazilian footballer Neymar could face a ban from the Champions League final which is scheduled to be played on Sunday, August 23, after he was seen breaking UEFA's coronavirus protocol in the semi-finals on Tuesday.

Neymar was caught on camera swapping shirts with Marcel Halstenberg following Paris Saint-Germain's win over RB Leipzig.

According to UEFA's coronavirus protocol, players are recommended to refrain from swapping their shirts and non-compliance "may lead to disciplinary measures in accordance with the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations."

It has to be seen whether UEFA now will follow protocol and ban the star footballer.

Meanwhile, in a first, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has reached the finals of the Champions League after defeating RB Leipzig in the semi-finals on Tuesday (local time) at the Estadio da Luz Stadium.

PSG beat Leipzig 3-0 and the side will now either face Bayern Munich or Lyon in the finals of the tournament.

The first goal of the match was struck by Marquinhos in the 13th minute of the match, giving PSG a 1-0 lead.

Then, just three minutes before the half-time, Angel Di Maria netted the ball into the goalpost in the 42nd minute, to give the French football club a 2-0 lead.

Neymar gave a pitch-perfect assist and di Maria capitalised on the opportunity and PSG went into the half-time with 2 -0 lead.

In the second half, Juan Bernat Velasco registered their third and final goal of the match in the 56th minute, giving the team a 3-0 lead.

In the match, the bulk of ball possession was maintained by PSG and as a result, the side reaped rewards for their attacking gameplay.

(With ANI inputs)

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