Cavani and Neymar.

What happened when PSG were awarded a penalty against Bordeaux

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Less than two weeks ago, it looked as though there was trouble in paradise.

Neymar and Edinson Cavani argued over who would take a free-kick and a penalty during Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-0 victory against Lyon.

Reports soon emerged about the pair clashing in the dressing room after the game with Neymar apparently demanding that the club sell the Uruguayan.

There were constant reports about the pair and the only way the two superstars could shut everyone up is by doing the talking on the football pitch.

That opportunity was delayed after Neymar missed PSG’s next match against Montpellier as they drew 0-0. But, on Wednesday, Neymar and Cavani lined up alongside each over in the Champions League against Bayern Munich.

And there certainly didn’t seem to be too many problems as they both scored during a convincing 3-0 victory.

And they were both in the starting XI once again when Bordeaux travelled to the Parc des Princes.


And if there was any doubt about their relationship, they put it well and truly to bed during the Ligue 1 match.

Firstly, Cavani seemed happy enough to let Neymar take a free-kick from a full 35 yards out.

‘He won’t score from there,” Cavani probably thought.

But he did with an unbelievable strike.


And then, moments later, Neymar turned provider for Cavani.

In truth, it was a sensational goal.

Kylian Mbappe found Neymar after fantastic work and the Brazilian played a beautiful through ball to Cavani who finished calmly.

Cavani ran straight over to Neymar and gave him a massive hug.

But something needed to happen to prove that the saga was definitely over - a PSG penalty.

Who would take it if they got given one against Bordeaux? Well, we got the answer to that shortly before half-time.

With PSG already 3-0 ahead, the French side got a spot-kick. 

Watch: PSG awarded a penalty

Interestingly, Cavani backed down and allowed Neymar to make it 4-0.

That's how it's done, guys!

Neymar on Cavani relationship

Neymar himself even spoken about his relationship with Cavani ahead of the Bordeaux match and dismissed all of the reports that have emerged in the last 13 days.

"They invent a lot of stories,” he said of the media.

"They talk too much. They speak about things that they have no clue about.

"They try to infiltrate the dressing room and end up claiming things that do not exist."

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