Mauricio Pochettino preserved Neymar on the bench until the 86th minute, three minutes later Andy Delort had marked Montpellieris the second to carry the score 2-2 in the evening. The match went straight to penalties.
But before the penalty shoot-out and after just four minutes on the pitch, Neymar received a yellow card that excludes him from the final, which pissed off the 29-year-old, who took to Instagram after the game.
“I play five minutes, I make a foul and he gives me a yellow without even thinking about it,” wrote Neymar on Instagram with reference to the referee Jérémie Pignard.
“Thank you for suspending me for the final. I think it was personal. “
PSG will face fourth-place Monaco or Rumilly Vallieres, who will face each other on Thursday night in the other Coupe de France semi-final.
This campaign was disappointing for PSG overall, as they reached the Champions League semi-finals but saw Lille move them as pending Ligue 1 champions.