PSG's Dani Alves gets 3-match ban
Paris: Paris Saint-Germain defender Dani Alves has been handed a three-game ban by the French league (LFP) following his sending-off against Lyon last weekend.
Alves was shown a straight red card early in the second half of PSG's 2-1 defeat in Lyon for dissent and the disciplinary committee of the LFP, meeting on Thursday, banned him for three games plus a fourth match suspended for now.
"Decisions were taken, the battle was already lost, but I continue to think that Mr Referee lost his way with this decision. Since when has disagreeing equalled a lack of respect," he wrote on Instagram. The veteran Brazilian will therefore miss this Saturday's home league meeting with Montpellier, a League Cup semi-final at Rennes next Tuesday and the trip to Lille on February 3.