Leonardo rages as red cards hit Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 title pursuit

Referee Alexandre Castro has issued 48 yellow cards and five reds in just 10 Ligue 1 games this season. Credit: PA

PSG sporting director Leonardo is concerned that suspensions may harm the club's Ligue 1 title charge, with Thiago Silva's red against Valenciennes at the weekend following the dismissals of David Beckham and Marco Verratti in their previous Ligue 1 game against Evian.

He was especially critical of referee Alexandre Castro, taking charge of his first Ligue 1 game since April 21 and only his 10th of the season. Castro sent off the Brazilian after he appeared to complain about earlier bookings for his team-mates Jeremy Menez and Clement Chantome.

"What happened is beyond any logic," Leonardo told L'Equipe.

"If we continue like this, we will have 10 players suspended. This is impossible and unacceptable."