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Reports: Neymar Had To Be Held Back From Ref After UCL Exit

Neymar reportedly had to be held back from confronting the referee who awarded Manchester United a late and controversial penalty in Paris Saint-Germain's UEFA Champions League defeat on Wednesday night. 

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Many were shocked when referee Damir Skomina awarded a spot-kick to United in injury time after consulting VAR for an apparent handball by Presnel Kimpembe in the box.

The penalty was taken and scored by 21-year-old striker Marcus Rashford to give the Red Devils an historic 3-1 win, one that sent them through to the quarter-finals of the competition.

Neymar, who missed the game through injury, was among those on the sidelines who appeared baffled by the decision, and the Brazilian had a rant about it on social media after the game.

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A new report from RMC suggests that the 27-year-old also attempted to approach the match official in the tunnel once the final whistle had been blown, but was restrained by his club's staff.

The report stated that Neymar later calmed down and consoled manager Thomas Tuchel, before he caught up with friend Paul Pogba to discuss his injury and expected return date.

PSG have now been eliminated at the round of 16 stage for the third season in a row, twice with Neymar in their ranks – but also twice with the skilful superstar on the sidelines, thus being unable to help his team.

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Do you think Neymar might be tempted to leave PSG following the recent events? Let us know in the comments section below. 

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