After controversy over Paris Saint-Germain (PSG)’s official collector this season – and an alleged fight between Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappé behind the scenes at the club — a survey shows that the Brazilian ace had a better use between 2017 and 2022 — a period in which both played side by side.
In the dispute between the two stars for the position of official PSG penalty taker – the Brazilian stands out with a better performance since the 2017/2018 season – when the two started to work together on the field.
Neymar fared better than Mbappé
According to a survey carried out by ‘Globo Esporte’ (GE), the striker has achieved 90% since the 2022 season against the Frenchman’s 80%.
In all, the Brazilian converted 39 of 43 penalties taken by the French giant – also counting his performance for the Brazilian team. The French star of PSG converted just 20 in 25 kicks – counting his performance for both the Parisian club and the French national team.
Check out the numbers in detail below:
Neymar and Mbappé penalties between 2017 and 2022
Penalties converted 39 20
Missed penalties 4 5
Use 90% 80%
understand the controversy
The stars became one of the most talked about topics of the weekend after an internal dispute came to light. Neymar and Mbappé are due to meet with the PSG board this week to discuss the matter, according to information from the newspaper ‘L’Equipe’.
The controversy started in the last game of PSG. Mbappé took the first penalty in favor of PSG, around the 21st minute of the first half, but missed it. About 20 minutes later, the team got another penalty and, after talking to Mbappé, Neymar took the lead and scored.
After the match, Neymar’s official Twitter profile liked a publication that criticized the Frenchman by mentioning that PSG prioritized Mbappé over Neymar to take penalties.