The Court of Arbitration for Sport has reduced Neymar’s suspension from three to two matches for insulting match officials in a Champions League match.
A CAS statement read: "CAS has rendered its final decision in the appeal filed by the French club Paris Saint-Germain and the player Neymar Da Silva Santos Jr. against the decision taken by the Uefa Appeals Body on 18 June 2019.
"The player was found to have insulted match officials through social media at the end of the Champions League match Paris St-Germain vs Manchester United on 6 March 2019 and sanctioned with a 3-match suspension from Uefa competition matches for which he would otherwise be eligible. Following an appeal filed on 18 July 2019 by both Paris Saint-Germain and the player, this CAS procedure was referred to a Sole Arbitrator, Prof. Ulrich Haas (Germany).
The ruling means Thomas Tuchel will have Neymar at his disposal at Club Brugge on October 22 this after the Brazilian scored the winner in the club’s weekend league tie against Strasbourg.
Neymar will still miss matches against Real Madrid on Wednesday and the away trip to Galatasaray in two weeks.
Breaking | Court of Arbitration for Sport reduces Neymar's Champions' League suspension from 3 matches to 2 matches - was initially handed it for making comments about officials involved in the Manchester United match on Instagram.— Get French Football News (@GFFN) September 17, 2019