The Ligue 1 authorities have announced tonight that Marseille left-back Nuno Tavares has been handed a three-match suspension after his red card at the end of the 2-1 win over Montpellier on Monday evening.
The Arsenal loanee had opened the scoring for Igor Tudor’s side – a impressive piece of play in the box before unleashing a shot that weaved through a forest of defenders – before seeing red after a reckless kick at Arnaud Souquet at the end of the game.
As a result, the Portuguese youth international will be out of action until the end of the month, returning for the clash against fellow Champions League spot contenders Monaco.
Tavares has made a resounding impact during his time in the south of France so far, scoring five in 16 appearances but also stand out for his often chaotic and sometimes reckless performances – he is nevertheless a key play in Igor Tudor’s system this campaign.
GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin