PSG boss tells Neymar & Cavani to ‘sort out’ differences over taking set-pieces

PSG forwards Neymar and Edinson Cavani

Neymar and Cavani try to decide who takes a penalty against Lyon

Paris St-Germain boss Unai Emery says he will step in if Neymar and Edinson Cavani cannot sort out their differences over taking set-pieces.

The forwards seemed to quarrel over a penalty in a 2-0 win over Lyon before Cavani took it and had it saved.

“I have told them to sort it out between themselves,” said Emery.

“I think that they are capable of doing that and that they will both be our kickers. If they cannot reach an agreement, I will decide for them.”

He added: “I do not want this to become a problem for us.”

PSG needed two Lyon own goals to secure victory and maintain their 100% record at the top of Ligue 1.

The home side struggled to make chances until Marcelo turned Cavani’s flick into his own net, with the second coming from a rebound off Jeremy Morel after Kylian Mbappe’s shot was pushed onto his knee by onrushing keeper Anthony Lopes.

In between the own goals, Cavani’s spot-kick, awarded when Ferland Mendy bundled Mbappe to the ground, had been well saved by Lopes.

Before going behind, Lyon had troubled the league leaders, with Tanguy Ndombele rattling the bar from long range.

PSG have won their opening six league matches and hold a three-point advantage over Monaco, the team that denied them a fifth successive title last season.

Lyon stay fifth, seven points behind the leaders.

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Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 2, Lyon 0.

Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 2, Lyon 0.

Attempt missed. Bertrand Traoré (Lyon) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Nabil Fekir.

Foul by Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint Germain).

Houssem Aouar (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Bertrand Traoré (Lyon) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Houssem Aouar.

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Yuri.

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Kenny Tete.

Substitution, Lyon. Houssem Aouar replaces Memphis Depay.

Own Goal by Jérémy Morel, Lyon. Paris Saint Germain 2, Lyon 0.

Attempt saved. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Neymar with a through ball.

Foul by Dani Alves (Paris Saint Germain).

Nabil Fekir (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Thiago Silva (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Thiago Silva (Paris Saint Germain).

Memphis Depay (Lyon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Penalty saved! Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the top left corner.

Ferland Mendy (Lyon) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Paris Saint Germain. Kylian Mbappe draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Ferland Mendy (Lyon) after a foul in the penalty area.

Giovani Lo Celso (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ferland Mendy (Lyon).

Attempt saved. Maxwel Cornet (Lyon) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Memphis Depay.

Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain).

Bertrand Traoré (Lyon) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Own Goal by Marcelo, Lyon. Paris Saint Germain 1, Lyon 0.

Attempt missed. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Giovani Lo Celso with a cross.

Thiago Motta (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kenny Tete (Lyon).

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Yuri replaces Layvin Kurzawa.

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Giovani Lo Celso replaces Julian Draxler.

Substitution, Lyon. Christopher Martins Pereira replaces Tanguy NDombele.

Corner, Lyon. Conceded by Thiago Silva.

Attempt saved. Marcelo (Lyon) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Nabil Fekir with a cross.

Foul by Dani Alves (Paris Saint Germain).

Ferland Mendy (Lyon) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Tanguy NDombele (Lyon) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Attempt missed. Lucas Tousart (Lyon) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Memphis Depay with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Lyon. Conceded by Thiago Silva.

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