Cavani on Neymar: We do not need to be friends

Cavani on Neymar: We do not need to be friends

There had been rife speculation that Cavani, 30, would be sold in a bid to make room for Neymar and Mbappe to thrive at PSG. Les Parisiens have received just one penalty since, which was taken by Neymar.

You know that month-long furore surrounding Edinson Cavani and Neymar that felt seemingly interminable but finally appeared to have been resolved?

"The penalty case, that's in the past", the former Napoli striker said "These are things that happen in football".

Having added two more goals in this season's campaign (against Celtic and tonight against Anderlecht), Mbappe has now scored more Champions League goals as a teenager than any other player.

Silva's compatriot, Marquinhos, has skippered PSG recently against both Bordeaux and Dijon, while he also led his country against Chile in a FIFA World Cup qualifier in the most recent international break.

Mbappe's bright start to the season has impressed on two fronts - justifying his lofty price tag and not being overshadowed by fellow new arrival Neymar. The Ligue 1 Conforama leaders will look to book their qualification when they entertain Anderlecht on Matchday 4 in a fortnight. When he takes the decision, this will be like that.

PSG go to Olympique de Marseille for Le Classique on Sunday and Unai Emery made his substitutions with that rendezvous in mind.

Onyekuru hit the bar with the goal at his mercy as Anderlecht were denied a goal they deserved for their first-half display in particular.