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Neymar, Cavani send PSG 10 points clear in Ligue 1

Neymar, Cavani send PSG 10 points clear in Ligue 1

The world record £198 million transfer shook the football world to its core, and even more his former employers, Barcelona. They have a fiery attack, a solid defence and in Tite a coach who in a short time has managed to lift the team from its meltdown and restore the faith of desperate fans. In addition, the on-going interest of Real Madrid has also unsettled the striker and caused unrest.

Cavani had a first-half penalty saved by Troyes keeper Mamadou Samassa but Neymar broke the deadlock after 73 minutes with a left-footed shot from outside the box for his eighth goal of the season. It is believed that the Portuguese international is expected to leave the club within the next two seasons and Neymar Jr would be the ideal replacement to fill the huge void left behind.

However, Real Madrid President Florentino Perez is not afraid to spend big money on transfers if it means it improves his team's performances on the pitch and guarantees silverware for the club's fanatical support. Jesus stormed through the qualifiers as Brazil's top scorer with seven goals and five assists.

The talk has not gone away though with rumours suggesting Neymar's €222million move from Barca to PSG only happened to ease the path for Neymar to eventually sign for Madrid.

Then at the end of normal time, Cavani made amends for his spot-kick profligacy with his 17th of this Ligue 1 campaign. Have your say in the comments. In midfield, Paulinho, who has silenced his critics at Barcelona, and Real Madrid stalwart Casemiro look sure to start.

Tite likes keeping his players keen.

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Speaking after PSG were able to defeat Troyes thanks to two second-half goals, the Parisians' captain said that Neymar had "a very good attitude".