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Neymar, Cavani argue over penalty as PSG keeps perfect start

PARIS — Star forwards Neymar and Edinson Cavani argued over who should take a penalty kick as Paris Saint-Germain extended its perfect record in the French league to six matches with a hard-fought 2-0 win over Lyon on Sunday.

Facing its stiffest challenge this season against the seven-time champions, PSG needed two own-goals from Lyon defenders Marcelo and Jeremy Morel.

PSG now leads defending champion Monaco by three points.

PSG enjoyed most of the possession but its attacking "MCN" trident of Kylian Mbappe, Cavani and Neymar was not as flamboyant as in previous matches. Lyon defended well and prevented Neymar from making his mark while Cavani had only a few touches.

Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes made several decisive saves and sent a penalty kick from Cavani onto the bar in the 79th minute. Moments before, Cavani and Neymar had been seen arguing about who should take the penalty.