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Alves Comments On Neymar-Cavani Row

Dani Alves Comments On Neymar-Edinson Cavani Row

By David Kappel - Sep 19, 2017 09:00 AM @kappilinho

With reports suggesting that Dani Alves refused to hand Edinson Cavani the ball for a free-kick in Paris Saint-Germain's 2-0 win on Sunday because he wanted Neymar to take it, the fullback has now given his take on what happened.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see images of the incident.

PSG beat Olympique Lyon 2-0 courtesy of two own goals, but it was the two clashes between Cavani and Neymar that grabbed the headlines.

The first occurred around a free-kick, when Alves was seen picking the ball up and refusing to give it to Cavani, before Neymar took it out off the right back's hands and ended up taking the set-piece.

In the second incident, Neymar and Cavani argued over a penalty kick, which the Uruguayan eventually took, only to see it being saved.

Alves has now commented on both confrontations, explaining that he wanted to take the initial free-kick himself.

"I was going to have a go myself – I had already taken the ball for the free-kick because I have already scored a few," Alves told SporTV, as cited by ESPN.

"I was confident. To me, this is nothing, the most important thing is that the team is ahead of any individual result.

"I believe that when the match is really hard and we want to make the breakthrough, we all want to take responsibility. That is what I wanted to do here, but Ney took the ball from me and ended up shooting.

"I had already taken one earlier and I tried to take this one as well, but, unfortunately, I wasn't unable to."

When asked about the penalty row, Alves insisted the collective success should be more important than who is scoring the goals.

"I believe that individual results have nothing to do with team games," he added.

"We need to play together so we can keep growing and reaching our goals.

"I believe that we are all very smart here, so we know that any result as a team is more important that an individual result, because we are playing a team sport."

Read: Neymar & Cavani In Heated Penalty Row

PSG have won their opening six Ligue 1 games this season, with Cavani scoring seven goals and Neymar four so far.

What do you make of the row between Cavani and Neymar? Have your say in the comments section below.


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analdinho83Mgema Joined: 17 Sep 2017
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analdinho83Mgema Sep 23, 2017 12:30 PM
@Thierry Henry thanks
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Im_khosi Joined: 11 Jul 2017
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Im_khosi Sep 22, 2017 09:09 AM
His hiding the truth so.he gave Neymar the ball but refuse to give it to Cavani
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Real T Gura Sep 21, 2017 10:43 AM
well spoken Dani the success of the team should be of paramount important no player is bigger than a team regardless of how small or big the team is
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amdunyelwa718 Sep 20, 2017 05:41 PM
Most teams have a specific person who is responsible for taking penalties. Barca has Messi, Real has Ronaldo, Liverpool had Gerrad etc so PSG must select their player
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Hector Mlungu Sep 20, 2017 03:43 PM
Not acceptable in professional and amateur football, anyone who has the potential can take responsibility for the team to win
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Benjamintpat Sep 20, 2017 07:07 AM
Neymar vs cavani
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Myaka weliPhefeni Sep 20, 2017 06:49 AM
Kwaaaaaa bt luk lyk u wre gv this ball to Neymar bcz Cavani was wanted to kick that penult and PSG they cld be in trouble if players starting nw to fyt for responsibility taker,lets wayt and see
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#bhudaza Sep 19, 2017 11:36 PM
@munati07 who promised him to take the dead balls ? bcos even the manager did allude that they must sort the situation themselves. My brother one thing u should notice is that this boy neymar he seems to b not properly raised I HV followed him even when playing for Brazil ,always fighting with referees and if he does not fix himself he can kill his talent !!
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chinyama Sep 19, 2017 09:55 PM
no news for cowditer we are playing with our data heheehe cavani heeeheee Neymar whats wrong with you baba update us
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Trapfoul Sep 19, 2017 08:36 PM
Cavani is still also a star player at psg, so both shud agree on which set-pieces shud be taken by who... otherwise they will fight physically during a game
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munati07 Sep 19, 2017 06:14 PM
@#bhudaza u guys 4get that promises HV been made to this boy. U don't leave barca as messi's understudy and go to PSG to be cavani's...Neymar has been promised the star role hence his behavior... I'm not saying his attitude is ryt, but it is what it is, so cavani shud just take a chill pill
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Mr Correct Sep 19, 2017 06:00 PM
He learnt this at Barcelona
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Eric nkovani Sep 19, 2017 05:30 PM
Dis Neyma thing think he owns Psg really this rotten potato must get a life
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#bhudaza Sep 19, 2017 05:24 PM
@ntokozo no neymar is trouble himself ancerlotti dd mention that neymar is a rotten potato !!!
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#bhudaza Sep 19, 2017 05:18 PM
@king mosha no no no Mr don't comment here just for da sake of it .u MST rember that there r smart ppl here ,first neymer is new at PSG BT bcos he's disrespectful and lack morals he wants to dictate things , if ur clever u must HV understood the passage when it clearly stated that since the departure of IBRA then cavani became principal kick taker so y u wanna support that rotten potato called neymer ? ...I won't b surprised if ur a chiefs supporter !!
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king mosha Sep 19, 2017 04:26 PM
LOL CAVANI WAS QUIET ALL ALONG WHEN IBRA WAS THERE NOW HE THINKS HE IS BETTER THAN NEYMAR LOL KWAAAAAA
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#eddie Sep 19, 2017 03:47 PM
Neymar nd Cavani are fighting for penalties!!LOL!!!....why don't the PSG coach jst give Mbappe the orders to take penalties!!...then it will be problem solved....
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Shepherd Mtetwa Sep 19, 2017 01:54 PM
Next weak Neymar will be asking the captain's arm band kkkkkkkkkk. Neymar must just accept he is a new comer or else i will send king Zilatan back at PSG
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Fransoah Sep 19, 2017 01:50 PM
That's the prblm Neymer is faced with.....he is now Cavanni's shadow.....now he fights for penalty....he can't be the main man yet.........
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Maloh11 Sep 19, 2017 01:46 PM
you brasilians think own football this generation of yours. these confederations cup you win make you and that neymar think you had clock the football world. Ronaldo La delima should teach you guys how to behave in football sport

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