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Neymar reveals Gianluigi Donnarumma WhatsApp exchange denying bust up

Sean Walsh
Neymar took to social media to deny the reports
Neymar took to social media to deny the reports / David Ramos/GettyImages

Neymar and Gianluigi Donnarumma have denied reports of a physical altercation following PSG's humiliating collapse at Real Madrid on Wednesday.

The French side led 2-0 on aggregate heading into the final 30 minutes in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie with Los Blancos and were seemingly in cruise control. However, an error from Donnarumma helped gift Real their first goal of the night, with Karim Benzema slotting home after the Italian goalkeeper dawdled on the ball.

Benzema scored twice in quick succession later in the match to complete Real's comeback, and various reports have emerged of trouble behind the scenes at PSG in the aftermath of their latest collapse.

Spanish media reported that Neymar was angry with Donnarumma in the dressing room post-match at the Bernabeu and that they even had to be separated as the situation threatened to escalate.

But the Brazil forward has since revealed a WhatsApp conversation between the pair on his Instagram story which denying that a physical altercation took place.

Donnarumma posted a link of an article from Marca detailing the supposed events and wrote: "Ney, sorry about yesterday, this news is unacceptable."

In response, Neymar said: "Friend, calm. This can happen in football. We are a young team and we are with you. You are still very young and you are going to win a lot! Get up and continue, hugs."

Neymar added another story afterwards which read: "I hate coming on here and talking about the news. But the previous post [regarding a bust up] is a lie. There was no fighting in the locker room! Incompetent journalists who want to promote themselves, try the next one, ok?"