Captain Houssem Aouar was shown a straight red card as Olympique Lyon bowed 2-1 to Montpellier in Tuesday’s Ligue 1 encounter.
The Arsenal target was dismissed by referee Francois Letexier in the 44th minute for dangerous play.
The 22-year-old launched a poor tackle on Arnaud Souquet which attracted a yellow card. After VAR replays, the decision was changed to a red card.
That was the first time the Algerian prospect was given his marching orders since he began his career in 2015 at Lyon.
In the keenly contested encounter inside Stade de la Mosson, Teji Savanier handed the hosts a 38th minute lead from the penalty spot after he was fouled by Le Dubois.
The midfielder completed his brace in the 59th minute – beating Anthony Lopes with a left-footed shot from Mihailo Ristic’s cross.
The Kids fought hard to make a comeback but were unable to get past the opposing goalkeeper.
Nevertheless, with eight minutes left to play, they pulled one back through Memphis Depay from the penalty spot.
Montpellier captain Vitorino Hilton fouled substitute Rayan Cherki to deny him an obvious scoring chance which got him sent off.
Depay beat goalkeeper Jonas Omlin from the resulting kick, albeit, his team ended up on the losing side following their inability to get a late equaliser.