Targets, targets, targets. That is what you get from Edinson Cavani.
The Uruguayan has been one of the crucial prolific strikers in European soccer since making his debut for Palermo again in 2007. Cavani then went on to function for Napoli three years later the place, in 138 matches, he scored 104 targets. That file earned him a transfer to Paris Saint-Germain for slightly below £60m the place he proved to be value each penny as he grew to become their all-time main objective scorer with 200 targets.
The Matador ended the last decade because the fourth highest scoring participant in Europe’s high 5 leagues in a profession that has been suffering from targets from the very begin, which a complete of 88 golf equipment have discovered the laborious means.
However which golf equipment have suffered probably the most by the hands of the prolific Uruguayan?
Dnipro made the error of being drawn in opposition to Napoli within the 2012/13 Europa League group stage.
Cavani scored seven targets in that 12 months’s version of the competitors, 5 of which got here in opposition to Dnipro, together with this poker in a 4-2 win of their second assembly of the group.
Ajaccio had been one of many many French groups to really feel the wrath of Cavani throughout his time at PSG.
The Corsican facet had been the victims of the Uruguayan’s first PSG objective in August 2013.
Siena are actually within the fourth tier of Italian soccer, however had been fortunate sufficient to be within the high flight whereas Cavani was bagging targets for enjoyable.
The striker loved his time in opposition to I Bianconeri, scoring 5 targets in opposition to them in Serie A.
One other French facet to endure by the hands of Cavani, as he notched 5 targets in opposition to them.
Two of these, together with this header, got here in his first season in France as PSG thumped them 4-Zero in November 2013.
The Uruguayan striker scored 5 occasions in opposition to Cagliari – twice for Palermo and 3 times for Napoli.
Two of those had been a match successful brace in a 2-1 victory in 2011, in his maiden marketing campaign for Gli Azzurri.
Fiorentina gave Cavani a few of his firsts throughout his spell in Serie A.
The Uruguayan scored his first Palermo objective in opposition to the Viola, whereas additionally scoring his first league objective for Napoli in opposition to them.
One other French membership to have conceded 5 targets to the Matador, Lille shipped all of them in Ligue 1 matches.
These 5 included a brace in a 6-1 thrashing on the Parc des Princes in 2015. Skip to 0:58 and a couple of:55 within the highlights above for these two targets – the primary being a sight to behold.
The Uruguayan netted six occasions in opposition to Lecce whereas in Italy, most of which got here for Napoli.
He scored a screamer from round 30 yards within the 93rd minute in opposition to the south japanese facet to earn a 1-Zero win in December 2010. Sure, that objective is pretty much as good because it sounds.
The Previous Girl weren’t proof against the powers of the Matador, and certainly succumbed to one in all his classic performances in January 2011.
The striker scored a hat trick of headers (or possibly two headers and a scorpion kick…) to earn a 3-Zero win over Juventus on a well-known day for Napoli.
Cavani did not have the very best of information in opposition to Bologna, successful solely 4 occasions in ten conferences with the northern Italian facet.
Nevertheless, he did handle to bag six targets in opposition to them, together with 5 in eight Serie A ties.
The determine of six may have been a lot worse studying for Caen, contemplating they conceded 4 targets to Cavani in a single sport in 2016.
The next 12 months, the Uruguayan netted in opposition to them once more to turn out to be the primary play to attain 50 golf equipment targets in 2017. Secure to say he favored enjoying in opposition to them.
The Uruguayan discovered success in opposition to the southern French membership, discovering himself on the shedding facet solely as soon as in opposition to them.
Cavani discovered the online six occasions in opposition to Good, together with a second half brace in 2016 to earn a draw after trailing 2-Zero at half-time.
The striker discovered a whole lot of pleasure in opposition to one other Corse facet in Bastia. Cavani managed six targets in opposition to the membership throughout his time at PSG.
These six included his first brace in PSG colors, together with this chic effort of their 4-Zero win through the 2013/14 season.
Genoa additionally suffered by the hands of the Matador, letting in six targets from the striker.
Two of these got here on the opening matchday of the 2011/12 Serie A marketing campaign as Napoli thrashed Genoa 6-1.
Cavani was a menace to Stade Rennais, amongst many others. The striker managed six in opposition to them in 12 outings.
He scored a brace in opposition to the facet in January 2019, together with capping off the attractive staff transfer above for PSG’s fourth.
Matchday 5 of the 12/13 campaing was the final time Cavani netted in opposition to Lazio and, boy, was it a sport to recollect.
The then Napoli man scored all three targets in a 3-Zero romp of I Biancocelesti in opposition to his nationwide staff colleague Fernando Muslera, together with this cute lob for the primary.
How’s that for a 93rd minute equaliser? Not unhealthy, eh?
That was one of many seven targets Cavani scored in opposition to PSG’s rivals Marseille in ten appearances. The Parisian facet by no means misplaced to Marseille when the Uruguayan was on the pitch.
Not the very best file in opposition to Parma, as Cavani received solely six video games out of 11 when going through them all through his time in Italy.
Nevertheless, he did handle seven targets in these 11 conferences, all coming in Serie A.
Reims could have been ecstatic to see the again of the previous PSG quantity ahead earlier within the season.
Cavani managed seven targets – and two assists for good measure – in simply six video games in opposition to the French membership.
The Matador has eight targets in eight video games in opposition to Atalanta – the final two of them coming in March 2013 in a 3-2 win.
He would possibly’ve prolonged his file final season as PSG drew the Italian facet within the Champions League spherical of 16, however the striker wasn’t within the squad for the tie.
I Blucerchiati had been one other membership to concede a hat trick to the prolific striker.
Cavani scored seven occasions in ten appearances in opposition to Sampdoria, most spectacularly hitting three targets in January 2011 in a 4-Zero triumph – coming simply 21 days after his hat trick in opposition to Juventus.
Cavani hasn’t loved enjoying in opposition to Inter for probably the most half, shedding half of his conferences in opposition to them. However he can take satisfaction in scoring – yep, you’ve got guessed it – a hat trick in opposition to them the final time he confronted them.
The Uruguayan impressed his Napoli facet to a 3-1 win in Could 2013 with a treble in opposition to the Nerazzurri.
Effectively, Cavani by no means managed to internet three in a single sport in opposition to Lyon, however he did get pleasure from enjoying in opposition to them. He averaged a objective each two video games in opposition to them with 9 in 18.
The striker netted his 199th objective for PSG again in February final 12 months in opposition to Les Gones, as seen above.
Cavani did nothing however win in opposition to Nantes every time he confronted them, so it is no shock he discovered objective scoring type in opposition to them.
His 9 features a gorgeous free-kick for his second objective on this 2-Zero victory over Les Canaris – skip to round 2:37 for that chic set piece.
Seven losses in 12 encounters would not recommend the very best of information for Cavani on the subject of Roma.
Nevertheless the striker managed a formidable 9 strikes in these 12 outings, together with a treble on this 4-1 win in 2013.
Cavani’s ruthless objective scoring did not evade Bordeaux whereas the Uruguayan was in France. The Uruguayan managed 12 in simply 13 video games in opposition to them.
Regardless of by no means scoring a treble previous the Bordeaux defence, Cavani could have fond reminiscences of enjoying them, scoring his 200th in PSG colors with a trademark header within the field.
Regardless of being one in all his worst victims, Cavani by no means managed greater than a brace in opposition to Saint Etienne in a single match.
However he in all probability will not thoughts, having scored some lovely targets in opposition to them in his time, together with this effort from August 2014.
Now it is a staff that has suffered by the hands of the Matador. A dozen targets in 13 video games, together with two hat methods.
The newest of these got here in January 2019 when PSG beat Les Rouge Et Noir 9-Zero in Ligue 1. Fairly the trouncing.
Skip to 2:17, 2:39 and three:16 within the video above to see the Matador make it 4-0, 5-Zero and subsequently 7-0 – though all 9 targets are well worth the watch.
Cavani scored 200 targets in his spell in France, and Monaco felt it probably the most. The principality facet conceded a whopping 15 targets to the Uruguayan, in 17 video games whereas he was at PSG.
You will not be too shocked to listen to that these 15 strikes included a hat trick, in November 2018, in a 4-Zero thumping of then-manager Thierry Henry’s Monaco facet.