Angel Proves To Be An ‘Angel’ For Argentina

Published 09/04/2014, 12:08 PM EDT


Angel Di Maria helped his side Argentina win over Germany 4-2 by his scintillating performance.

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Just after less than two months of Argentina’s woeful defeat in a world cup final clash with Germany the South American’s bounced back to win it by 4-2 in a friendly played against the world champions. The wounds were fresh in the minds of the entire Argentine squad and the stage was all set for the revenge to happen. Argentina players shined like stars by showing a match winning performance, but above all the performance of Angel Di Maria was an absolute show stopper giving the glimpses of why he has been signed for a British record fee of £59.7m by Manchester United.

Argentina was lead by new boss Tata Gerardo Martino who had came Rejuvenated following a disappointing season at Barcelona. With the absence of Lionel Messi Martino played Di Maria in the free role to fill in the Captain’s void where he excelled like anything. Di Maria tasted both left and right flank and also hugged the advance midfield role in the entire game.

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Di Maria’s touch map during the game against Germany (daily mail)

 

First up, Di Maria picked out Manchester city ace Sergio Aguero with outside of his left foot and forced Neuer into conceding the first goal of the match.

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A few moments later Di Maria again stepped up from the right flank and crossed a sublime cross to Erik Lamela who hit a first time volley and left no chance for Neuer except to see the ball pass into the back of the net.

Just two minutes after the half time break Di Maria completed his hat-trick of assists when he found Federico Fernandez through a set piece who did not fail to notch the third goal of the match.

After playing a little one–two with the Barcelona star Javier Mascherano Di Maria showed his pace by bursting into the German defense and scoring the fourth goal for Argentina.

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The Germans did not go home empty handed, they scored two goals with the help of Chelsea front man Andre Schurrle and Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze.

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Kirtan Kalyani

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OPERATIONS HEAD & Writer in Football Department.

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