UEFA to investigate Neymar's VAR criticism after PSG defeat

Neymar faces Uefa investigation for Champions League VAR penalty comments

Marcus Rashford coolly fired the penalty into the net to send United through and PSG out of the competition as Neymar - who came to the touchline from his private box to celebrate with his team - raged about the decision.

Neymar could be hit with a Champions League ban after UEFA opened an investigation on Wednesday into his foul-mouthed social media outburst about the refereeing during Paris Saint-Germain's controversial exit to Manchester United last week.

The referee reviewed footage of the ball striking the hand of PSG defender Presnel Kimpembe before awarding the visitors an injury-time penalty that gave them a 3-1 win on the night, and saw them progress on the away goals rule.

And the Brazilian didn't hold back after the match when he posted to his Instagram story to slam the spot-kick decision - and the officials who made it.

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"This is a disgrace", he wrote.

'And they still let four guys that do not understand football look at the slow motion video, this doesn't happen!

UEFA says it "appointed an ethics and disciplinary Inspector to conduct an investigation" of the social media comments.

Neymar, meanwhile, has not featured for PSG since he went off injured in the side's 2-0 victory over Strasbourg on January 23.

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