On March 11, the qualification behind closed doors of PSG against Dortmund (2-0) in the knockout round of the Champions League was eventful. The match ended in confusion with the exclusion of Emre Can, the midfielder of Borussia. And in the process, the Parisians celebrated the event on the lawn of the Parc des Princes by imitating the “Zen” celebration of Erling Haaland, the Norwegian striker from the German team.
Sitting cross-legged, eyes closed, arms spread and fingers joined to the thumbs like a person practicing meditation, Neymar and his partners chambered the double goalscorer of the first leg (2-1), on February 18 at Le Signal Iduna Park. In the stands, Marco Verratti, suspended, had a collision with officials of the German club.
Meeting on March 26, the UEFA Disciplinary Committee released its decisions on Tuesday March 31. Can gets two firm suspension games for "unsportsmanlike conduct", which he will serve next season if his club qualifies for a European Cup.
The PSG, him, receives a warning for "improper conduct of the team", that is to say, inappropriate or disrespectful conduct. This sanction does not lead to any fine. It has no consequences. PSG is simply asked to celebrate its successes with more fair play in the future and less mockery for the opponent.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all European UEFA competitions have been suspended, including the Champions League. Some round of 16, including that of Lyon against Juventus Turin, have not yet taken place. The European body is holding a conference call with the secretaries general of the 55 member associations on Wednesday to imagine the schedule for the numerous reports.