The reason Neymar was booed during PSG 8-0 Dijon - despite scoring four goals

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Neymar arrived at Paris Saint-Germain with the weight of the world on his shoulders. Well, the weight of his €220 million price tag, anyway.

Much was made of the ridiculous fee that the Brazilian went for but he’s already started to pay that back with a very impressive 24 goals in 23 appearances in all competitions.

And four of those goals were scored on Tuesday night in PSG’s 8-0 Ligue 1 victory against Dijon.

The former Barca star completed his hat-trick with an incredible solo goal in the 73rd-minute but Edinson Cavani also hit the headlines for equalling Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s PSG goal record of 156.

So, when the Uruguayan won a penalty in the 83rd-minute, it seemed to be the perfect moment for him to set a new club record.

However, despite having already scored a hat-trick, it was Neymar that placed the ball on the spot.

The home fans in the Parc des Princes then started booing Neymar and were chanting ‘Cavani, Cavani’ in the hope to convince the player to hand over the ball to his teammate.


That didn’t happen, though, as Neymar scored his fourth goal of the match and left Cavani waiting to break the record.


Watch all four of Neymar's goal - and you can hear some whistles as he steps up to take the penalty at the end of the match:


And check out the reaction on Twitter to Neymar getting booed and refusing to let Cavani break the record:

L'Equipe even claim that Neymar stormed off the pitch at full-time as he was angry at the supporters chanting 'Cavani, Cavani' as he was ready to take the penalty.


Of course, this isn’t the first time Neymar and Cavani have been involved in penalty drama.

Back in September, the two superstars argued over who would take a spot-kick against Lyon. Cavani pulled rank on that day before subsequently seeing his penalty saved.

After that first clash, manager Unai Emery explained that he would decided the penalty taker going forward to avoid any arguments.

"There are two players able to take penalty kicks; Cavani and Neymar," Emery said. "There will be, from now, the first shooter and the second one.


"I will let them know who is going to be the first one and who will be the second one. But there is also a responsibility level.

"It's not the same thing when you're winning 3-0 and when the score is 0-0. I didn't only speak to Cavani and Neymar, but the whole squad about the penalty issue."

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