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Di Maria glows after PSG makes Champions League Final

PSG makes Champions League Final

LISBON, PORTUGAL - AUGUST 18: Angel Di Maria of Paris Saint-Germain poses for a photo with his UEFA Champions League Man of the match award after the UEFA Champions League Semi Final match between RB Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain F.C at Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica on August 18, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal. (Photo by Michael Regan - UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

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Angel Di Maria was glowing after his powerful performance led Paris Saint-Germain to its first spot in a UEFA Champions League Final.

PSG clobbered RB Leipzig 3-0 on Tuesday behind Di Maria’s goal and two assists, and now the Argentine can win his second European Cup when Les Parisiens meet either Bayern Munich or Lyon on Sunday.

[ MORE: PSG cruises past Leipzig ]

He credited his team for his big day, but the personal humility didn’t extend to his description of the unit. From the BBC:

“We ate them up from minute one,” said Di Maria, who won the UCL with Real Madrid. “It’s going to be tough to sleep between now and the final.”

“We worked hard all game and we showed we deserve to be here. It doesn’t matter who we face, either Bayern or Lyon, we’ll give our all.”


Di Maria’s incredible play in Real’s 2013-14 UCL run helped shine his star en route to Manchester United, but he’s been more invaluable to PSG this season.

The 32-year-old Argentine has three goals and seven assists in the UCL this season, including a brace against old pals Real Madrid, an assist in the comeback defeat of Borussia Dortmund, and Tuesday’s big show.