Neymar sent off as shaky PSG beat Bordeaux

Neymar sent off as shaky PSG beat Bordeaux

Paris St Germain extended their Ligue 1 lead to 13 points with a 4-3 home victory against Girondins de Bordeaux on Sunday but the French champions were again exposed at the back and had Neymar sent off.

Ligue 1 - Paris St Germain v Bordeaux
Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Paris St Germain v Bordeaux - Parc des Princes, Paris, France - February 23, 2020 Paris St Germain's Neymar is shown a red card by referee Willy Delajod REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

PARIS: Paris St Germain extended their Ligue 1 lead to 13 points with a 4-3 home victory against Girondins de Bordeaux on Sunday but the French champions were again exposed at the back and had Neymar sent off.

A Marquinhos double, Edinson Cavani's 200th PSG goal and a goal by Kylian Mbappe put the capital side on 65 points from 26 games but they lost captain Thiago Silva to a muscle injury and Neymar picked up a straight red card for a late challenge in stoppage time.

Bordeaux, who scored through Hwang Ui-jo, Pablo and Ruben Pardo, are 12th on 35 points.

Third-placed Stade Rennais beat visiting Nimes 2-1 earlier on Sunday to reduce the gap to second-placed Olympique de Marseille to eight points.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Clare Fallon)

Source: Reuters

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