Was the first penalty awarded this season to PSG justified? The decision of the referee Clément Turpin was the turning point of the shock of the 6th day of L1 Sunday night between the club of the capital and Olympique Lyonnais. Reminder of the facts: the Rhone open the scoring at the start of the second period by Lucas Paqueta and considerably hamper the Parisians who are struggling to create opportunities. On a ride from Neymar in the box, the Lyon defender Malo Gusto seems to catch him but looking at the slow motion, the contact between the two players seems much less clear, and Neymar himself seems to first grab the young defender's jersey. of OL. Clément Turpin, however, gives a penalty and is not alerted to a possible error on his part by the VAR (video refereeing assistance).The penalty was transformed by Neymar himself (1-1, 66th) before Mauro Icardi gave the victory to the Parisians during added time.
“The referee sees the players from behind, so he is behind them.
When I see the images, Neymar puts his hand on the neck of the Lyonnais then he falls, indicates Bruno Derrien, former international referee.
For me, there is no contact and the penalty was not necessary.
This decision to whistle the penalty should have been corrected by the VAR.
It is surprising that Jérôme Brisard (who was with Benjamin Pages assistant referees VAR), an international referee, did not alert him.
He could have told her: "The fault is not so obvious so I invite you to go and consult the screen.
And maybe Turpin could have changed his mind.
Earlier there was also the fault of Di Maria on Caqueret who could also have deserved a red card.
But the VAR also did not intervene.
"It's Neymar's fault"
As a reminder, the video protocol implies that the VAR referees intervene only in the event of "manifest error" by the central referee. They therefore chose, after viewing the images, to consider that Clément Turpin's decision was not one. From the final whistle, the Rhone club's Twitter account transcribed the reaction of its president Jean-Michel Aulas. “We are very proud of our players tonight. We managed to hamper this PSG team. The penalty is an aberration, fulminates Aulas. The VAR should have intervened. The decision is not normal. Lyon coach Peter Bosz followed suit on Prime Video.
“He can't do otherwise, it's Neymar's fault. See how he does it. This is not a fault, unless you do not know football, supports the Dutch coach. It is a fault of Neymar who puts his hand on the blow of Malo. At 100% there is no peno. I understand the referee who cannot see him. But the VAR must see it. It is a mistake. The result is bad but I saw a lot of good things in a full stadium and against a good team. I repeat, we didn't deserve to lose this game. "