Edinson Cavani Genuinely Stops Neymar From Scoring With Slide Tackle In First Minute
I think it's fair to say Paris Saint-Germain pair Edinson Cavani and Neymar have a history.
I mean, last year there was a story doing the rounds that the Brazilian told president Nasser Al-Khelaifi that he wanted his teammate offloaded.
There was even an incident where Cavani went to take a free-kick and Dani Alves nabbed the ball off him before passing it to Neymar to take. It wasn't a pretty sight.
Cavani genuinely just booted Neymar in the ankle as he was about to score. :joy: Imagine how good PSG could be if their two main goalscorers didn't hate each other. #PSGNAP pic.twitter.com/HaXyGQcvgT
- Jake Heasman (@jakeheasman) October 24, 2018
Things have improved since, but there was a moment during tonight's Champions League tie against Napoli that could have sparked a feud.
In the opening minute of the game, Neymar went to shoot in the box but was obstructed by Edinson Cavani, who accidentally intercepted the chance and injured his teammate in the process.
Neymar hobbled off the pitch after receiving a boot to the ankle and plenty of PSG fans began to worry about his fitness.
Cavani almost broke Neymar's ankle lol
- Tshediso SkinDeep (@SkindeepSA) October 24, 2018
Cavani tackles... Neymar?
A comical moment for the French side as the two PSG men get in each other's way.
How about the build-up from Mbappe though...
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- Optus Sport (@OptusSport) October 24, 2018
Cavani saving the Napoli defenders a job there by nobbling neymar. Good work. #PSGNAP
- Martin Steggall (@stegs73) October 24, 2018
Pênalti do Cavani no Neymar, quem bate? Ney ou Cavani? :joy::joy::joy::joy::joy:
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- Esporte Interativo (@Esp_Interativo) October 24, 2018
Thankfully the former Barcelona man ran off his knock and carried on.
Napoli currently lead at half-time thanks to a Lorenzo Insigne goal in the opening half hour, as the French champions struggle to get a foot hold of the Champions League tie.
Can they pick up all three points at the Parc des Princes?
Let us know in the comments.