It was a mixed night for Paris Saint-Germain and their forwards as they beat Montpellier 5-2 at the Parc des Princes in their first home game of the new season. Despite the big win, things didn’t go to plan as Mbappe missed a penalty at 0-0 and then seemed to stop running until the ball was handed to him.
The Ligue 1 champions did score a penalty in the second half, this time Neymar going to the spot and his refusal to pass the ball to his team-mate seemed to cause the problem.
There is reportedly an element of rivalry between the two superstars at the Parc des Princes over Neymar’s status at the club, while several reports last season outlined the depth of the division in the dressing room. A consistent theme in recent years at PSG has been the lack of discipline and meaningful leadership within the ranks.
there was an altercation in PSG’s dressing room after stoppage time and two penalty takers almost came to blows.
The report states that the two yelled at each other and then butted heads before being separated by teammates. They were still shouting and apparently even throwing objects.
Mbappe was not happy to have the ball taken from him for the second penalty, despite his team-mate doing what he couldn’t do in the first half.
But the situation was also tense at the end of the first half, perhaps because the French striker took a penalty and did not score from it.
After their “fight” in the dressing room, the situation on social networks between the couple worsened.
Neymar was seen liking two posts about how his team-mate will take penalties in the future, which manager Christophe Gaultier confirmed after the match.
Mbappe signed a new contract with PSG at the end of last season, having previously been tipped to join Real
According to some reports, the deal included a promise to the World Cup forward that Neymar would be sold this summer, which obviously did not happen.
The 23-year-old is also said to wield more power at the club, making him the club’s main player despite the presence of Neymar and Lionel Messi.
The Brazilian’s fans believe that the former Monaco man’s penalty kick is directly related to his new regime.
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