Edinson Cavani scored four goals in 34 minutes for PSG vs Caen

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Arsenal secured an important point against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League earlier this week - but not because of their own doing.

Alexis Sanchez scored the equaliser with just over 10 minutes remaining but, had Edinson Cavani finished some of the many chances he had, the Ligue 1 champions would undoubtedly have been out of sight.

Indeed, Cavani squandered a number of one-on-ones with David Ospina and even missed an open goal after taking the ball past Arsenal's goalkeeper.


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In the aftermath of the 1-1 draw, the Uruguayan striker was slammed and blamed for PSG not sealing all three points.

So poor was he that fans and the media alike criticised his finishing ability.

Well, despite missing a handful of clear-cut opportunities against Arsenal, it seems Cavani is still very much capable of finding the back of the net.

That's because, on Friday night, he scored no less than four goals in the first half of PSG's 6-0 win over Caen.

Just to reiterate, four goals in 45 minutes - 34 to be precise.

Anyway, see below for each of Cavani's strikes before he was hauled off at half-time by manager Unai Emery.

Outstanding - why on earth didn't he do that against Arsenal?

The 29-year-old took the blame for PSG drawing on Tuesday night after admitting he had the "clearest opportunities" to score.

He said, per Goal: "We played a great game. We played better than in the previous game in the league [a 1-1 draw against Saint-Etienne].

"There are many positive things [to take from the game]. But in the end, we pay dearly for our lack of consistency in front of the goal.

"In this competition you have to win a lot of points. It was the first game and we must continue to play like we showed.

"As I said before, I think we played a great game but we have to be better in front of goal. I take responsibility for it because I had the clearest opportunities.

"But this is football, sometimes the ball goes in, sometimes it doesn't. We just have to continue because we showed a lot of positive things."

Cavani will only hope he can replicate such devastating form in front of goal when PSG face Arsenal in the return fixture at the Emirates Stadium on November 22.

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