On Sunday evening, OL conceded a frustrating defeat against PSG at the Parc des Princes. The penalty awarded to Neymar is controversial …
After the defeat of Lyon in Paris, Rhone President Jean-Michel Aulas stepped up to the plate, denouncing a real “Aberration”. While OL led in the score, Neymar obtained a very generous penalty for a potential foul by Malo Gusto. After several slowdowns, it is impossible to say 100% that the defender of OL commits a fault on the Brazilian international of PSG. The referee of the match, Clément Turpin, nevertheless decided to agree the penalty without even going to see the action in slow motion. A choice which is controversial but which is nevertheless logical according to Saïd Ennjimi. Former Ligue 1 referee and now consultant for La Chaîne L’Equipe, he believes that Neymar had gained the upper hand over Malo Gusto in the heart of the penalty area, and that he was unbalanced by the Lyon defender.
Ennjimi validates Turpin’s decision
An opinion that will not fail to scream in the capital of the Gauls, where it is estimated that it is Neymar who commits the first fault on Malo Gusto by leaning on the head of the Lyonnais. “For me there is a penalty because Neymar takes over, he is in front of the Lyon player. Neymar has taken the lead, when there is a duel between two players, both use the arms. What interests me to know whether to whistle a penalty is whether the attacker has gained the upper hand or not. And for once, Neymar had taken over. All the attackers help each other with their arms, it is a bit the case with Neymar against Gusto but he had passed in front. Neymar wins his duel. The penalty is absolutely not scandalous ” Said Ennjimi launched, not at all scandalized by Clément Turpin’s decision during this Ligue 1 summit between OL and Paris SG.