NEYMAR was left fuming at Kylian Mbappe last night after the superstar Frenchman tried to score a hat-trick instead of playing a simple pass to his teammate.
PSG had cruised into a comfortable 2-0 lead against Juventus in the Champions League as their attacking ability shone in the first half.
But the Old Lady managed to drag themselves back into game in the second-half – only minutes after Mbappe blew the chance to assist an easy third goal.
The moment underlined widely reported tension between the two stars in the PSG dressing-room and once again raised the question as to whether the French club could handle the egos which make up the squad.
The moment came only minutes after half-time when Paris Saint-Germain’s world-class front 3 – Lionel Messi, Neymar and Mbappe – linked up again.
Messi had broke into Juve’s half on the counter-attack and played in Mbappe who charged into the box.
The 23-year-old closed in on goal from a tight angle with Neymar arriving free at the far post.
Instead of slotting a simple pass to his teammate to inevitably score, Mbappe instead chose to go for goal from a difficult angle and lashed his shot against the side-netting.
A visibly furious Neymar demanded an explanation, but Mbappe appeared to not even acknowledge his protests.
The ex-Monaco forward had been chasing a hat-trick having scored two stunning goals earlier in the game.
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His decision to go for glory and not pass to his teammate was possibly a telling moment in the strained relationship between Neymar and Mbappe.
Several reports have indicated a frostiness between the pair in the latest chapter of player power dominating PSG.
In a pre-match press conference before the Juventus game, Mbappe even admitted their friendship was far from smooth.
He said: “This is the sixth year with Neymar. We have always had a relationship like this, based on respect, but sometimes with warmer and colder moments.
“It is the nature of our relationship. I have a lot of respect for the player that he is.
“When you have two players with such a strong character, you have moments like that, but always with respect and in the interest of PSG.”