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Neymar claims referee 'disrespected' him during Napoli draw

08 November 2018

Lorenzo Insigne beat former Italy teammate Gianluigi Buffon from the spot to keep Napoli well in the hunt for a place in the last 16 of the Champions League thanks to a 1-1 draw at home to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

FW Neymar, 8 - Despite a late booking, he was largely excellent - particularly in the first half. However, somebody high up should do something'.

Bjorn Kuipers has a reputation for robust refereeing, coming to the fore on the global stage when he told Neymar to "shut up" at the 2018 World Cup.

However, after consultation with VAR he overturned his decision as the superstar had thrown himself to the ground unnecessarily.

England's Jordan Henderson also felt his wrath later in the tournament when his vigorous protests were met with an angry rebuke.

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"He can not be as disrespectful as he was with me".

"But the way he has treated the players showed a lack of respect".

It remains to be seen whether PSG will lodge an official complaint against Kuipers, who has been a Federation Internationale de Football Association listed referee since 2006.

The Dutchman took charge of the 2014 Champions League final and this year's Europa League final between Marseille and Atletico Madrid.

Napoli and Liverpool lead the way with six points each, while PSG have five and Red Star Belgrade have four.

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The trip to Belgrade will not be easy, though, as Liverpool's shock 2-0 loss there on Tuesday proved.

The Brazilian, who was among PSG's top performers on the day, received a yellow card in stoppage time while waiting to take a free kick.

DF Thiago Silva, 5 - Involved in the Napoli penalty incident, Callejon's offside or not, it was a soft way to surrender a point to the home side having held out so valiantly.

The game continued to be wide open and niggly but neither side could find a victor.

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Neymar claims referee 'disrespected' him during Napoli draw