PSG Goalkeeper Donnarumma Shown Straight Red Card for Horrible Tackle, Video

PSG Goalkeeper Donnarumma Shown Straight Red Card for Horrible Tackle, Video

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at February 13, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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  • Gianluigi Donnarumma was sent off for a horrible tackle against Le Havre
  • The PSG goalie received his marching orders from the referee in the 10th minute
  • Donnarumma will miss PSG’s next two Ligue 1 games following his suspension

Gianluigi Donnarumma was the villain of the night during Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 clash against Le Havre after getting sent off in the first ten minutes of the encounter.

The goalkeeper was shown a straight red card for a reckless tackle on Le Havre forward Josue Casimir after catching Le Havre forward Josue Casimir with a high boot to the face.

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Gianluigi Donnarumma will miss Paris Saint-Germain's next two Ligue 1 games after getting a straight red card against La Havre. Photo by Justin Setterfield
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According to GOAL, Donnarumma was caught hesitating on the edge of his box before coming hurtling out. He attempted to clear the ball on the edge of his goal but was beaten by Casimir.

The Italian's wild swing missed the ball and caught the oncoming attacker high, leaving the referee little choice but to dismiss him after only ten minutes.

Following the straight red card, Donnarumma is set to face suspension and will miss PSG’s next two Ligue 1 games against Nantes and Lille in the next two weeks.

PSG extend lead in Ligue 1

Despite Gianluigi Donnarumma’s moment of madness, Paris Saint-Germain extended their lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table to four points with a 2-0 victory away to Le Havre on Sunday, December 2.

Goals from Kylian Mbappe and Vitinha ensured Luis Enrique’s men maintained top spot in Ligue 1 as the French giants bounced back from their disappointing draw against Newcastle in midweek, Eurosport reports.

the victory also takes the pressure off the team who have struggled for consistency this season and have been castigated by their own supporters in the past week.

Donnarumma trolled on social media

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Gianluigi Donnaruma is currently enduring a rough patch in front of the goal.

The 24-year-old goalkeeper, who faced the humiliation of being showered with fake money in Paris Saint-Germain's loss to his former club AC Milan, found himself in the spotlight again during the Ligue 1 club's victory against Monaco.

Donnaruma committed a significant error in the match, resulting in Japanese attacker, Takumi Minamino scoring the opening goal for Adolf Hutter's side.

Although PSG would eventually hit their opponent for five, Donnaruma's blunder stood out as a noteworthy moment. The official page of the French Ligue 1 took the opportunity to playfully mock the goalkeeper for his mistake.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..