During the PSG 2-0 win, Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes made several decisive saves and sent a penalty kick from Cavani onto the bar in the 79th minute.
Moments before, Cavani and Neymar had been seen arguing about who should take the penalty.
A few minutes before that, Cavani had tried to take a free kick but Neymar’s good friend and fellow Brazilian Dani Alves took the ball and gave it to the former Barcelona star.
Although cavani while speaking with the French media deny any of such occurrence, in his words he said “I learned of the story just now talking with my brother, about people saying that Cavani won’t let anyone take penalties and that there’s a problem with Neymar. The truth is that there’s no problem.”
Neymar on his Instagram page unfollows cavani and a source said Neymar and Cavani had to be kept apart in changing room after arguing about set-piece duties against Lyon.
Cavani thrived last season as PSG main striker, finishing as the French league’s top scorer and bagging a remarkable 49 goals in 50 games across all competitions. Neymar’s arrival from Barcelona for a world record has taken the spotlight away from him. Cavani went back to the dressing room straight after the final whistle while his teammates celebrated on the pitch.