Dani Alves handed three-match ban for screaming at referee in Ligue 1 match

Dani Alves was shown a straight red card early in the second half of PSG’s 2-1 defeat in Lyon and the disciplinary committee has handed him a fourth match suspended ban.

football Updated: Jan 26, 2018 14:10 IST
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Dani Alves was red-carded in Paris Saint Germain’s 1-2 loss to Lyon in the Ligue 1 encounter. (REUTERS)

Paris Saint-Germain defender Dani Alves has been handed a three-game ban by the French league (LFP) following his sending-off against Lyon last weekend.

Alves was shown a straight red card early in the second half of PSG’s 2-1 defeat in Lyon for dissent and the disciplinary committee of the LFP, meeting on Thursday, banned him for three games plus a fourth match suspended for now.

The veteran Brazilian will therefore miss this Saturday’s home league meeting with Montpellier, a League Cup semi-final at Rennes next Tuesday and the trip to Lille on February 3.

PSG are currently eight points clear of Lyon at the top of the Ligue 1 table.

First Published: Jan 26, 2018 14:10 IST