Di Maria shines in PSG’s win

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 16 Apr 2017 11:02:05



POWERED by Angel Di Maria’s brace, Paris Saint-Germain provisionally drew level with Ligue 1 football championship leaders Monaco on points after beating Angers 2-0. At the Raymond-Kopa Stadium, Di Maria finished a superb curling free-kick in the 28th minute. Angers captain Cheikh Ndoye’s goal in the 39th minute was disallowed due to a foul by Famara Diedhiou on PSG defender Serge Aurier, reports Xinhua news agency.

The reigning champions didn’t stay at the same level early in the second half, and their goalkeeper Kevin Trapp was forced into a brilliant save on Ndoye’s powerful header.

PSG doubled their lead when Argentine international Di Maria converted Lucas Moura’s pass into a game-winning goal from the left flank with six minutes remaining. PSG chief coach Unai Emery told PSG website: “It was a difficult match here in Angers with the game their team put forward. I think my team countered them well with good press in gand good challenges in the air with Diedhiou or Ndoye. “We suffered sometimes and Trappplayed well.Weneedall our players. We’re happy with the three points, happy with the match the team played.”