Neymar sent off in Santos defeat

The 21-year-old will not play until Santos' March 3 clash against Corinthians, who drew 2-2 with Palmeiras on Sunday.

updated: February 18, 2013 14:30 IST
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Sao Paulo: Brazil international Neymar was sent off as Santos suffered a shock 1-3 defeat to Ponte Preta in the Campeonato Paulista football tournament. (File photo of Neymar)

He and Ponte Preta defender Artur were shown straight red cards after an altercation just before half-time at the Moises Lucarelli Stadium Sunday, reports Xinhua.

Second-half substitute Alemao secured the victory for Ponte Preta deep into injury time with his second goal in 10 minutes after Santos forward Andre gave the visitors hope with an 86th minute strike.

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