PSG star explains how Neymar, Cavani sorted penalty spat

Date published: Sunday 1st October 2017 9:10

Unai Emery has told Neymar and Edinson Cavani to share Paris St Germain’s penalty duties, Thomas Meunier has revealed.

Neymar slotted a spot-kick amid no argument from Cavani as PSG hammered Bordeaux 6-2 to cement their lead atop Ligue 1 on Saturday night.

The Brazil forward and Cavani argued on the field over a penalty in the 2-0 win against Lyon on September 17, but full-back Meunier revealed manager Emery has resolved the row.

“It was arranged with the coach before today,” Meunier told reporters when asked about PSG’s penalty-taking plan.

“If there had been another penalty, it would have been for Edi (Cavani).”

“It’s been a good week. We were very, very effective today.

“The system allows us to attack very, very quickly.”

The Parisians battered Bordeaux at the Parc des Princes to claim a three-point lead on rivals Monaco, who could only draw 1-1 with Montpellier on Friday night.

Neymar curled a fine free-kick and struck a penalty as PSG mercilessly swiped away Bordeaux’s unbeaten start to the league campaign.

Meunier, Cavani, Julian Draxler and Kylian Mbappe were all on target too, as the Paris powerhouses ensured they became the league’s only side to move to eight games unbeaten.

Bordeaux hit back through Younousse Sankhare and Jonathan Cafu’s late penalty, but that scant consolation barely wobbled PSG from their lofty perch.

Despite all the heralding of a stunning start to the new campaign amid Neymar’s arrival from Barcelona as the world’s most expensive footballer, Meunier sounded a note of caution.

Montpellier held PSG to a goalless draw in their last Ligue 1 encounter, and not even the 3-0 midweek Champions League win over Bayern Munich could let Meunier forget that blip.

“When Neymar has the ball we’re pretty confident going forward, but we can still raise our level,” Meunier told CanalPlus.

“We are not unplayable. We saw against Montpellier that they resisted us well.

“There will be teams that block us and it’s up to us to get through.”


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