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Edinson Cavani storms off after disagreements with Neymar last night

PSG striker Edinson Cavani stormed off from the Parc des Princes last night after a series of on-pitch disagreements with team-mate Neymar over set-piece taking.

The Uruguayan forward left the Paris stadium 20 minutes after the full-time whistle through the back door, without passing through the mixed zone to speak to the media.

Embarrassing images emerged of Dani Alves taking the ball away from Edinson Cavani who was trying to take a free-kick so that the right-back could give the ball to Neymar instead.

A similar, very public disagreement occurred between Neymar and Cavani over who should take the penalty, with the Uruguayan eventually succeeding in getting the former Barcelona man to back off, only to miss the eventual penalty after a great save from Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.

PSG manager Unai Emery’s post-match response to the incidents was seemingly inadequate: “I have told them to sort it out between themselves.”

Les Parisiens ran out 2-0 winners in with an unconvincing performance against Lyon last night. However, the supposed chemistry between “MCN” is already clearly crumbling.

 

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