PSG's ideal start to Ligue 1 campaign ends at Monpellier without Neymar

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Rather then causing a stir, PSG responded in typically brilliant fashion as they sent a subtle reminder of the current Ligue 1 standings to their counterparts, with an image of Marquinhos and Yuri Berichiche indicating all has been resolved.

With the world's most expensive player on the sidelines to ensure his fitness for Tuesday's Champions League clash against Bayern Munich, PSG were uninspiring in attack against a stubborn Montpellier side playing in a 5-4-1 formation.

Paris-Saint-Germain's win over Lyon on Sunday wasn't remembered for the right reasons, as Neymar and Edinson Cavani clashed over the right to take free kicks and penalties.

Emery later tried to play down the pair's problems.

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Cavani missed on that occasion and never really looked like getting on the score sheet against Montpellier, who had beaten PSG 3-0 in the same fixture last season.

However, Emery gave an equivocal answer when he was asked who will take penalties in future. "The players are competitors who want the best for the team and, after that, for themselves".

Emery added: "Numerous players are capable of taking responsibility for them. Who is number one and who is number two, I will make that decision". "The important thing is to put it in the back of the net".

Paris Saint-Germain lost their ideal start to the Ligue 1 season as they struggled to a 0-0 draw at Montpellier on Saturday without the injured Neymar.