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Dani Alves has been handed a three-match ban after receiving a straight red for dissent picked up against Lyon.

PSG fell 2-1 to their nearest challenger in Ligue 1 on Sunday, with the Brazilian defender sent off with the match finely poised at 1-1 in 57th minute.

Memphis Depay hit a winner in stoppage time, helping Lyon close the gap at the top to just eight points.

A late challenge on Tanhisguy Ndombele saw Alves called for a foul, but his reaction in the face of the match official proved to be cause for a straight red card to be issued.

The LFP also apparently took issue with the former Barcelona star's action, giving three matches on the bench and a fourth match that will be added onto the automatic ban should he pick up another red card.

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