Edinson Cavani has eased fears of a Paris Saint-Germain bust-up with teammate Neymar following their disagreement over a penalty kick at the weekend, with the striker insisting there is “no problem” between the pair despite conflicting reports in France.
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. Alves instead gave the ball to his compatriot Neymar, but that would not be the last of the disagreement.
Uruguay international, Cavani took matters into his own hands by snatching the ball for a penalty shortly after, but he was left with egg on his face as he failed to convert the spotkick.
The clashes triggered reports in French newspaper L’Equipe that the two have already fallen out since Neymar’s world record £200m transfer from Barcelona in the summer, with Cavani unwilling to share penalties responsibilities with any other member of the squad.