Edinson Cavani scored the opening goal against Arsenal for Paris Saint-Germain during tonight’s Champions League clash at the Emirates Stadium but almost got himself sent off before half-time.
The Uruguayan striker appeared to lightly punch Aaron Ramsey who reacted by holding his face and screaming.
Players know they’re at risk of being sent off when they raise their hands to an opponent’s face. However, referee Felix Brych either felt Ramsey overreacted or he missed the incident because Cavani avoided punishment.
The general consensus on Twitter was that Ramsey had made a meal of the altercation.
Yes, Cavani was stupid, but was Ramsey really hurt?
Video: Cavani ‘punches’ Ramsey
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the incident…
Video: Giroud had 'words' with Cavani at half-time
Olivier Giroud levelled the scores with a goal on the stroke of half-time and he clearly felt Cavani had overstepped the mark during the incident with Ramsey.
As they walked off towards the tunnel, Giroud grabbed the back of Cavani’s neck before having words with the striker.
Giroud’s heavy-handed approach wasn’t appreciated by Cavani who grabbed Giroud’s hand and pushed it away.
But Arsenal fans loved the fact that Giroud was sticking up for his teammate…
Giroud is on excellent form
Giroud has been on fine form of late.
The France international’s equaliser was his ninth goal from his last 11 shots in all competitions.
Impressive stuff, Olivier.
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