Enhanced odds paid in bonuses; to be used on any sports market. [10] Later, in August 2008, the Portuguese club paid an extra €2 million for the remaining 20%,[11] but re-sold 10% to GestiFute. It allows the 32-year-old to get in between the lines and take the ball on the half turn to either provide an assist or take the shot on himself with his dangerous left foot. How a change in position spoiled Di Maria's time at Man United. [38] A week later, in the first leg of the Supercopa de España, he played the final 15 minutes of a 1–1 home draw against Atlético Madrid in place of Luka Modrić.

However, Di María's performances would improve, including opening up a significant gap at the top of the assists table. Benfica paid Rosario Central €6 million for 80% of his sports rights and 50% of sports right of Andrés Díaz. [61][62][63][64], Di María made his Ligue 1 debut on 30 August away to Monaco as a 66th-minute substitute for Lucas, and assisted Ezequiel Lavezzi for the final goal of a 0–3 win at the Stade Louis II. [5], At age four, Di María joined Rosario Central.
After a difficult season at Old Trafford, Di María decided to join Paris Saint-Germain for around £48.7 million. 3. [48] In the next match, against Leicester City on 21 September, he again scored a goal and provided another assist, although United lost the match 5–3.[49]. Although Di María did not have the best season, he did contribute in big moments, most notably by sending in the cross for Cristiano Ronaldo's goal against Manchester United on 13 February,[31] he registered seventeen assists, and scored nine goals throughout the season in 52 appearances, notably against Atlético Madrid and Málaga. Often, it is the former Real Madrid man who leads the first press in the two alongside either Mbappe or Mauro Icardi. Below are the original Live broadcast details for this match.

However, on the flip side, this means that the ball does not have to flow through the Canadian and Polish aces in order for chances to be created. In the 2016–17 Champions League group stage home match against Basel on 19 October 2016, Di María scored the opening goal in the 40th minute in a 3–0 victory for PSG to register his first goal of the season. The 19-year-old started Bayen's first three Champions League games on the bench. [90] In Argentina's round of 16 match against Switzerland, Di María scored the only goal of the game after 118 minutes, from a Lionel Messi assist.

[100], In Argentina's opening match of the Copa América Centenario on 6 June 2016, a rematch of the previous tournament's final against defending champions Chile, Di María scored the opening goal of the match, and later assisted Éver Banega's goal in a 2–1 win. Sir Alex Ferguson presenting Di Maria with the man of the match award after the Champions League final in 2014Part of Di Maria’s brilliance during Madrid’s incredible run to La Decima six years ago was his versatility and selflessness in order to help the team. Neymar ranks third while the two Bayern players Robert Lewandowski and Alphonso Davies come in at fourth and fifth, respectively. Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain): 56 assists. Initially, he began to thrive at Old Trafford and his exquisite lob over Kasper Schmeichel away to Leicester City highlighted his undeniable skill and also sky-rocketing confidence. Nero7Official 249,507 views. The sight of Angel Di Maria carving open one of the brightest and most talked-about teams at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon will have been nostalgic for European football aficionados. Franck Ribery, Thomas Muller and Steffen Hofmann make up the top ten.

Sure, Davies and Lewandowski got tons of other goalscoring threats in the squad to feed such as Gnabry, Muller, Coutinho, and Perisic. [16] On 7 July 2010, Di María arrived to Madrid directly from Buenos Aires,[17] and passed the medical test on 8 July. The former Benfica winger made 71 passes (3rd), attempted 23 crosses (1st) and had 126 touches (2nd) as he dominated from deep. [22] On 18 September, Di María scored his first league goal for Real Madrid in their 1–2 away win over Real Sociedad. [41][42][43] He inherited the number 7 shirt at United, which was previously worn by club legends such as George Best, Bryan Robson, Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. [66] Seven days later, he registered his first goal in Ligue 1 as PSG defeated Guingamp 3–0. [93], On 11 July, Di María was named on the ten-man shortlist for FIFA's Golden Ball award for the tournament's best player.

While much of the pre-match build-up before Sunday will focus on Neymar, Mbappe or Robert Lewandowski, the importance of Di Maria to this fixture cannot be stressed highly enough. The next day, he made the headlines as "Magic Tri María" in all sports newspapers in Portugal. Rosario, Position:

[102] He missed the rest of the tournament due to injury[103] as Argentina reached the Copa América final for the second consecutive time, once again losing out to Chile on penalties, following a 0–0 draw. Follow FootyStats on the following channels to make sure you never miss a stat, pick or new feature. However, unlike the Golden Boot race, this one is not over. [71] On 1 April, he scored in PSG's 4–1 win over Monaco in the 2017 Coupe de la Ligue Final. [104], Di María made 18 appearances in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification campaign. His first two assists came against Spurs in the 3-1 win over Mourinho's side and since then, he has only failed to set up a goal only twice. See how they rank against other Ligue 1 Players. [23] Ten days later, he scored his first goal in the UEFA Champions League against Auxerre in a 0–1 victory. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window), Download the talkSPORT app NOW – the best way to listen live, downfall of RB Leipzig in the Champions League semi-final, attempted burglary on his house as his young family slept proved to be the last straw, Get Bayern to win at 10/1 or PSG to win at 20/1. 8:00. Tactics will be key as both managers will need to nullify the opposition. In 2007, he was called up for the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Canada. In the eight Champions League games he's played this term, the Argentine has failed to set up a goal in five matches and has failed to contribute to one altogether in four fixtures. [34] Di María was the top assist maker in La Liga for the season, contributing 17.

[9], Di María was transferred to Portuguese side Benfica in July 2007, where he played as a winger. Jimmy Briand (Girondins de Bordeaux): 49 assists. Ángel Fabián Di María (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈaŋxel di maˈɾi.a]; born 14 February 1988) is an Argentine professional footballer who plays for French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Argentina national team. For using this site, please activate JavaScript. Mesut Ozil, Angel Di Maria, Cesc Fabregas and Xavi are placed fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively. If you have any questions, thoughts or feedback please don't hesitate to get in touch.Our content is not intended for an audience under 18 years of age.
[70] On 19 November, he opened the scoring with his first Ligue 1 goal of the season in a 2–0 home win against Nantes.