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Edinson Cavani confirms Neymar is now official PSG penalty taker

Neymar now official penalty taker for PSG

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Edinson Cavani has confirmed that Neymar has is now the official penalty taker for the Ligue 1 leaders.

Cavani, who netted twice for the Ligue 1 outfit in Saturday’s 4-1 home win over Nantes, had spat with Neymar during the 2-0 victory against Lyon in September over who would take free-kicks and penalties.

The Uruguayan spoke to the media after the win over Nantes, that he has been stripped of some of his responsibilities.

“The coach has decided that Neymar will take the next penalty,” Cavani said.

“We played a great game today. We knew we could put another two points between ourselves and Monaco.

“That meant we were super focused on getting this result tonight. We weren’t thinking about next weekend’s match against Monaco.

“We were purely focused on winning tonight.

“We want to keep winning. We have a lot of matches still to play this season.

“We are concentrating on improving, adding to our lead. I’m happy to score. It’s always great for a striker to score goals and help his team. I hope we continue like this.”

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