Bayern Munich defender Benjamin Pavard was sent off adhering to a potential ‘leg-breaking’ tackle on Paris Saint-Germain celebrity Lionel Messi.
A volley from Kingsley Coman gave the German side the gain as Bayern ran out 1- winners in the to start with leg of the past-16 tie at the Parc des Princes.
Even so, Pavard induced a nervy ending with his problem as he flew in on Messi, who was operating into the box from the appropriate flank in stoppage time.
The defender been given a 2nd yellow card, but the obstacle would arguably have been greeted with a purple on its individual.
And Neymar reacted to the obstacle by pointing at his head and shouting ‘you’re crazy’ as the Frenchman trudged off the pitch.
But his supervisor, Julian Nagelsmann, praised the defender immediately after the match.
“The red card is not pretty good, primarily because ‘Benji’ had a amazing match.
“It was a hard predicament with a lot of pace at Messi. It was 50-50, between tackling or not.
“It’s not extremely good for the 2nd leg but that is how it is. Currently, he was fantastic, so it is critical.”
Pavard will now miss out on the 2nd leg of their tie, and Trevor Sinclair was not shy to criticise him for making these kinds of a sturdy challenge.
Speaking on commentary for talkSPORT 2, Sinclair said: “Horrible tackle, I’ve got to be genuine. It’s reckless, it’s out of regulate.
“He could just get some thing about the major of the ball but he fully requires out Messi. That could crack your remaining leg, that is the obstacle you never want to see in the recreation.”
He additional: “I’m just searching at Messi there, I imply if he carries on and he’s great in the upcoming recreation, I’ll be astounded.
“I truly feel that was virtually an amber challenge, touching on purple simply because it was so out of manage and reckless.
“They are the sort of difficulties that we really do not want to see in the video game since they finish occupations, they conclude seasons.”
Messi was ready to comprehensive the match as Bayern held on for the acquire. Even with possessing an immensely talent squad, PSG are when all over again on the verge of an early exit from the illustrious competition.