Manager to Blame for Neymar-Cavani Penalty Bust Up, Says Diego Forlan

Neymar and Edinson Cavani's squabble would have been avoided had Unai Emery designated a penalty taker, believes Diego Forlan.


The recent spat between Paris Saint-Germain team-mates Edinson Cavani and Neymar over who should be on penalty-taking duties could have easily been avoided, says Uruguay legend Diego Forlan.

The two team-mates quarreled after PSG were awarded a spot-kick in the 79th minute during the side's  2-0 victory over Lyon. The Uruguayan eventually won the argument with the former Barcelona man but missed his penalty.

The former Villarreal and Atletico Madrid marksman believes the lack of intervention from head coach Unai Emery exasperated the situation, stating, "the coach should be the one to say who is in charge of taking [penalties]. I think that's how you [stop] the conflict. But [Emery] didn't say anything."