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Neymar wouldn’t have treated Lionel Messi like he did Edinson Cavani: Forlan

Neymar and Edinson Cavani argued over who would take a penalty during their team’s 2-0 win over Lyon in Ligue 1 on Sunday. Forlan feels deserved better.

football Updated: Sep 21, 2017 18:42 IST
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Neymar,Lionel Messi,Edinson Cavani
Neymar (left) and Edinson Cavani were involved in an on-field altercation during Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 game against Lyon.(AFP)

Neymar would never have treated Lionel Messi the way he did Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Edinson Cavani, according to Diego Forlan.

Neymar and Cavani argued over who would take a penalty during their team’s 2-0 win over Lyon in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Cavani eventually won that battle, but saw his spot-kick saved by Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes.

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Forlan, the former Uruguay and Atletico Madrid star, feels his countryman Cavani deserved better, saying Neymar would never have done similar to Messi at Barcelona.

“[Cavani] deserves respect,” he told Radio Sport 890.

“He has been scoring goals for years and taking penalties, there has to be respect.

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“Neymar would not have done that to Messi. He did not want Cavani to take the penalty. He was like a little boy annoying him.”

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has denied any talks of a rift between PSG’s star duo.

Despite the penalty disagreement, PSG have made a flying start to the season – winning eight straight matches in all competitions.

First Published: Sep 21, 2017 18:42 IST