Neymar penalty spat has calmed down, says Cavani


Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar (Front) is congratuled by Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani ...
Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar (Front) is congratuled by Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani after scoring a penalty during the French L1 football match Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) vs Bordeaux (FCGB) on September 30, 2017 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. / AFP PHOTO .

Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani has now played down his penalty-taking spat with Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Neymar.

Cavani and Brazilian Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, reportedly fell out over penalty-taking duties for PSG in recent league matches.

The despite blew up a couple of weeks ago when Cavani, PSG’s regular penalty-taker, refused to let Neymar take a spot-kick against Lyon, only to then miss.

But then at the weekend, and after rumours Cavani had been offered a million euros to cede penalty duties to his higher-profile team-mate, Neymar took, and scored, a spot-kick against Bordeaux.

“These things happen in football. These are things that are sometimes blown up,” Cavani, speaking to reporters in Caracas ahead of a World Cup qualifier against Venezuela on Thursday, said on Monday.

Paris Saint-Germain's Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani (L) and Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar shake hands during the UEFA Champions League football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich on September 27, 2017 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. / AFP PHOTO .
Paris Saint-Germain’s Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani (L) and Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar shake hands during the UEFA Champions League football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich on September 27, 2017 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. / AFP PHOTO .

“We all know that they become bigger than they are. They are sorted out in the dressing room. Every (problem) has a solution. It’s calmed down.”

Despite giving up spot-kick duties, which Cavani took over when Zlatan Ibrahimovic left PSG a year and a half ago, the Uruguayan has still outscored his Brazilian team-mate eight goals to six in France’s Ligue 1.

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