We are a 'family' on the pitch, says PSG striker Edinson Cavani about ongoing spat with teammate Neymar

The Uruguay international admitted the differences that exist between players, but asserted that problems end once they step onto the pitch

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Edinson Cavani and Neymar reportedly not having a good time together at PSG Reuters

The ongoing feud between Neymar and Edinson Cavani appears to be over - or at least at ceasefire - as both Paris Saint-Germain stars scored against Bayern Munich.

The French giants thumped the German champions at the Parc des Princes 3-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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And if that result was not enough, the apparent harmony between the bickering forwards will have ensured that manager Unai Emery went home delighted.

Cavani insisted after the match that Paris Saint-Germain must be a "family" on the pitch, despite recent bad blood between the Uruguayan and record signing Neymar.

"We are all different, we might all have different ways of living and seeing things," Cavani explained to Mediaset Premium .

"But when we are on the pitch, we have to all work together as if we're a family to go towards the same objective, which is for the team to win."

While acknowledging there were differences among the club's players, the Uruguayan underlined that any problems end once they step on the pitch.

Tensions between the striking pair were sparked when Neymar and Cavani clashed over the taking of a penalty.

That kick, eventually missed by Cavani - the club's long-time penalty taker - against Lyon, raised suggestions of a rift between the Brazilian and other members of the PSG first team.

But speaking after the 3-0 thrashing of Bayern Munich in Wednesday's Champions League clash, Cavani asserted that the atmosphere at the club was positive.

The former Napoli striker Cavani was the man that doubled PSG's lead after Dani Alves had opened the scoring in the second minute.

And although there was an initial delay, Neymar eventually went and hugged the Uruguayan - after celebrating first with Kylian Mbappe, as reported by the Sun.

Neymar set up his team-mate for another chance, and even though the striker missed, Cavani was quick to high-five his fellow South American.

And the former Barcelona man went on to bag the third just after the hour mark.

The duo have been at war since Neymar's arrival in the capital of France for a world record £198m from Barca.

It has also been claimed that Cavani rejected a €1m payment from PSG to hand over spot-kick duties by club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi - a report that PSG had later denied.

This article was first published on September 29, 2017