Di Maria Gone Wild: Lights up Germany with sublime assists and goal


As noted in our International Friendly Roundup, Argentine winger Angel Di Maria had himself quite the outing today, helping skin Germany 4-2 with three assists and a goal of his own.

The opening assist was positively bonkers, an outside of the left-foot curler that left the German backline, and keeper Manuel Neuer in particular, shocked as Sergio Aguero thumped home the volley.

Di Maria’s second assist was equally well placed, a byline curler that couldn’t have made Erik Lamela’s volley any easier.

Di Maria continued his mastery of service just after halftime when he expertly curled his 30 yard free-kick inside the 6 yard box for Federico Fernandez to head home. Another sublime cross that made the finish all too easy.

Finally, with his hat-trick of assists in the bag, it was time for Di Maria to get on the scoresheet and he did so in fantastic style, with a beautiful bending run around the German defense, collecting the pass from Pablo Zabaleta, taking a few dribbles and popping the ball over the head of helpless German keeper Roman Weidenfeller.

What a performance by Di Maria, one that is sure to bring smiles to the faces of Manchester United fans around the globe.