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´This is how it should be´ – Galtier thankful for Neymar and Mbappe penalty agreement against Monaco

SoccerNews in Ligue 1 28 Aug 2022

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Paris Saint-Germain head coach Christophe Galtier was thankful for no more penalty drama after Neymar equalised from the spot in the 1-1 draw with Monaco.

Neymar and Kylian Mbappe clashed in the 5-2 win over Montpellier on August 13 after the France international tried to take the ball off Neymar for a penalty, having already missed a spot-kick earlier in the game.

The two reportedly resolved the issue after the match, but there was potential for the situation to flare up again as PSG won another spot-kick when 1-0 down at home to Monaco on Sunday.

Neymar won it after being fouled by Guillermo Maripan, and picked himself up off the floor to fire home from 12 yards to level things up, before celebrating with Mbappe.

And Galtier was glad there was no more disagreement over penalty duties, telling Prime Video: “On this match, Kylian Mbappe was the number 1 penalty taker and Neymar was number 2.

“After talking with Kylian, I saw that he had been happy to congratulate Ney[mar]. This is how it should be.

“They are great players, it’s up to them to feel it. The important thing is that he scored and that Kylian came to congratulate.”

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