How Neymar Came To Take The Penalty Against Bordeaux
There was no penalty-taking drama at the Parc des Princes as PSG blitzed Bordeaux 6-2, with five goals coming in the first half.
Since the squabble between Neymar and Cavani two weeks back, which spiralled all sorts of reports regarding the 'sou'r relationship between the pair, there was plenty of intrigue from football fans as to what would happen the next time PSG were awarded a penalty in a game.
However, there was no beef this time. Despite the home fans chanting for Cavani, Neymar, having already opened the scoring with a sensational 35-yard free-kick in the seventh minute, stepped up and rolled in his eighth goal in PSG colours.
As seen in the above clip, there was no argument and that was mainly because the penalty-taker was already decided prior to the game.
Right-back Thomas Meunier, who was also on the scoresheet in the rout, revealed that Unai Emery arranged that Neymar would take the spot-kick, and that Cavani would step up if a second penalty was awarded.
As per The Mirror, Meunier said the following to reporters post-game:
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"It was arranged with the coach before today. If there had been another penalty, it would have been for Edi (Cavani)."
One would think that the Neymar-Cavani stuff has been blown way out of proportion. They hugged and embraced in the 3-0 win over Bayern Munich, and Neymar assisted the Uruguayan in glorious fashion in yesterday's win.
Presnel Kimpembe delivered a sublime pass through the lines, which led to Kylian Mbappe serving up a delicious flick into the path of Neymar.
The Brazilian would then jink his way into a promising position, before threading through a pass for Cavani, who poked the ball home to notch his 141st goal as a PSG player.
Meunier, Julian Draxler and Mbappe were all on the scoresheet in what was a seriously impressive performance from PSG.
Of all the teams in Europe, they are looking like the best bet to go all the way in the Champions League at present, and should win Ligue One by a convincing margin.
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