Paris Saint-Germain forwards Edinson Cavani and Neymar were reportedly prevented from coming to blows by club captain Thiago Silva in the dressing room after their 2-0 win over Lyon on Sunday.
The duo were involved in an on-field disagreement over who should take a penalty during the contest, with Cavani eventually taking the kick. They also appeared to clash over who should take other set pieces during the game, with Dani Alves smuggling the ball to Neymar away from Cavani at one stage.
According to L’Equipe (h/t Get French Football News), the pair were then involved in an angry exchange in the dressing room after the fixture:
Tom Williams of AFP relayed the front cover of the French newspaper on Tuesday, clearly suggesting there is an issue between the duo:
— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) September 19, 2017
According to Alex Richards of the Daily Mirror, Cavani, who didn’t get involved in the team’s post-match celebrations, told Neymar he was not impressed with his attitude after the game. The pair are then said to have squared up, before Silva and Marquinhos intervened—per Sport.
Cavani then left the dressing room earlier than the rest of his team-mates and was pictured departing through a back door instead of going through the mixed zone.
Per Sport Witness, the report from L’Equipe was accompanied by this cartoon of the duo depicted as children fighting in a sandpit, while Mundo Deportivo also had its say: