Paris St Germain manager Unai Emery praised the performance of striker Edinson Cavani in the recent match against St Etienne.
The Uruguayan striker was expected to be sidelined upon the arrival of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar this transfer window. The former has joined PSG on a loan deal which will be converted into a permanent move for £ 166 million next year, while Neymar has joined the club in a £ 196 million deal from Barcelona. Neymar has already had a major impact in the performances of PSG, but it wasCavani who stole the limelight in the game against St Etienne.
There was nervousness before the match, as St Etienne were coming into the game on the back of an excellent start to the season which has seen them win the opening three matches. As a result, PSG were fearing a repeat of last season’s situation when Monaco came out of the blue to win the league title with a younger and inspiring squad. However, there was no slack from PSG as they managed to get a 3-0 win. Cavani came up with the opening goal from the spot, while Thiago Motta doubled the advantage. Cavani came up with a second-half goal to come from the three points for PSG and another emphatic victory. (more…)