Given the departure of Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer, the goal getting responsibilities at PSG have shifted onto the shoulders of Edinson Cavani.
It’s fair to say they’re pretty big boots to fill, but the Uruguayan has gone a long way to soften the blow of the Swede’s move to Manchester United. After all, 10 goals in his last six outings for the Parisians is a truly formidable record.
The ex-Napoli forward extended his purple match this weekend also with Bordeaux on the receiving end of a Cavani special.
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Since his move to Ligue 1 in 2013, Cavani has never been too many games away from a goal. However, he couldn’t avoid spending three seasons in the shadow and at the mercy of Ibrahimovic.
Therefore, while his tallies always exceeded 20, he could never quite rediscover the electrifying finishing he sported in Serie A.
Clearly though, Ibrahimovic’s departure has benefitted Cavani who is reaping the rewards of greater game time. Having already reached double figures, the Uruguayan has helped propel his side into the top two.
Such superb form hasn’t been better demonstrated than in his performance away to SM Caen early in the campaign. After all, four goals in 45 minutes of football is some showing.
Back heel finish
As for this weekend, Cavani had his sights set on Bordeaux and he proved the difference between the two sides. The 29-year-old scored both goals in what proved a comfortable 2-0 win for the champions.
His second goal attracted the most attention though with a delicious back heel proving the medium through which it was scored. The deft finish can be seen below:
Such a display of skill shows the confidence flooding Cavani’s game currently and finely demonstrates his eye for goal.
After all, with such an immaculate touch, he practically sent ‘keeper Cedric Carrasco into a premature retirement. Cavani, take a bow.
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