Neymar and Cavani bust-up continues

Ross Houston
September 19, 2017

Edinson Cavani insists he has "no problem" with Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar despite their recent on-field squabble and reports of a dressing room row.

Cavani clashed with another of PSG's Brazilian contingent in Dani Alves during Sunday's 2-0 victory over Lyon when he attempted to retrieve the ball from the defender to take a second-half free-kick. And right now the hunger of both of them to see the ball in the back of the net has seen tensions mounting, with the pair fighting over who gets to take the penalties and free-kicks, with the pressure spilling over to their teammates, some of whom appear to be taking sides.

Reports in French newspaper L'Equipe claimed the two had to be separated in the dressing room at full-time, while it has even been suggested that Neymar immediately told PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi to sell Cavani.


Cavani has now spoken to Gol de Medianoche de Radio Universal about the rumours of a fall-out.

'I learned of the story just now talking with my brother, about people saying that Cavani won't let anyone take penalties and that there's a problem with Neymar. The truth is that there's no problem.

Cavani then shooed Neymar away from a penalty - a penalty which the Uruguayan proceeded to miss.


Neymar's the most expensive football player in history after PSG paid Barça 222 million euros for him.

Do you think Neymar and Cavani need to sort their differences out quickly?

Cavani thrived last season as PSG's main striker, finishing as the French league's top scorer and bagging a remarkable 49 goals in 50 games across all competitions.


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