Neymar escapes red card despite appearing in front of ELBOW's Axel Witsel during PSG & # 39; s Champions League defeat by Borussia Dortmund
- Neymar was lucky to escape a red card in PSG's 2-1 defeat by Dortmund
- The Brazilian appeared to elbow Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel in the face
- He somehow got away with a yellow card before proceeding to score a fourth goal
- Erling Haaland scored a wonderful brace to give the German giants an advantage
Neymar was fortunate enough to escape a red card for an elbow on Axel Witsel in the & # 39; defeat of & # 39; e Champions League of Paris Saint-Germain by Borussia Dortmund.
The Brazilian was closely controlled by the Dortmund midfielder for large portions of the & # 39; opening leg of their last-16 tie and his frustrations bowed early in & # 39; the second half.
It was 58 minutes when Witsel fell to the ground through the touchline when he tried to protect the ball with Neymar behind him.
Axel Witsel poked his face in pain after Neymar Tuesday appeared to elbow him
The PSG star fell on & # 39; the Belgian midfielder and then appeared in & # 39; t face to elbow
Witsel quickly felt the pain before Neymar got on his feet to plead his innocence to the referee
But when Witsel fell on a turf, Neymar stumbled on top of him and then proceeded with an elbow to his opponent's face.
Witsel crawled around on the floor in pain when Neymar rose to plead his innocence before Spanish referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz showed the Brazilian a yellow card.
Former Liverpool midfielder and Dortmund new young Emre Can walked over to the fourth official to suggest that Neymar had struck an elbow, but his protests were in no muscle when Neymar continued.
To add insult to injury, the former Barcelona forward went on to score a potential life goal for the Ligue 1 side, despite Dortmund claiming a 2-1 win thanks to a brace of sensation Erling Haaland.
Neymar scored a fatal goal for PSG after Erling Haaland opened the scoring for Dortmund
Haaland lies on the floor, happy after scoring a sensational second goal to seal the victory
Haaland tucked in a # 69 rebound in the 69th minute to give Dortmund the lead before balancing out Neymar, shortly thereafter when he crossed Kylian Mbappe's cross on & # 39; t home.
But Haaland netted again just two minutes later when American teenager Gio Reyna fumbled the ball at a fast counter and smashed the striker a powerful shot in the top corner of the road.
PSG now needs a win in & # 39; the second leg on March 11 to prevent it from & # 39; the last-16 have been eliminated for four seasons in a row.
For Dortmund, that will be a tough game, but we are a good team and we just have to continue & # 39 ;, said Haaland.