Neymar and Edinson Cavani ‘had to be kept apart’ by their Paris Saint-Germain team-mates following a row over set-piece duties.
The two forwards, who combined cost the French giants an eye-watering £253million, had seemed to be striking up a potent partnership after the Brazilian’s world-record move from Barcelona this summer.
But in their 2-0 victory over Lyon on Sunday, the pair twice argued over who should take a set-piece. And French daily L’Equipe claim the row escalated after the game.
Under front-page headline ‘Le Clash’, the paper report: ‘The unease seen between Neymar and Cavani during the match against Lyon on Sunday night at the Parc des Princes continued in the dressing room.
‘Several of their team-mates had to intervene to keep the two South Americans apart.’
Two own goals ensured PSG’s perfect start to the season continued against Lyon. But it appears all is not well in the French capital among manager Unai Emery’s star-studded squad.
Cavani and Neymar appeared to disagree over who should take a second-half penalty at the Parc des Princes before the Uruguayan missed from 12 yards.
Earlier in the game, too, Cavani had looked set to take a free-kick before Dani Alves took the ball off him and handed it to Neymar.
PSG boss Emery warned the pair that he will not hesitate to intervene should the pair row over penalty duties again.
Neymar sensationally left Barcelona to join the French giants this summer for a world-record fee of £198m.
The move saw him ditch the famous MSN strike partnership he had formed with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez to strike up a similarly dangerous front three alongside Cavani and Kylian Mbappe.
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