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Angel di Maria watches his second goal all the way to the net.
Angel di Maria watches his second goal all the way to the net.
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United reject Di Maria shows Louis van Gaal what he's missing with this stunning brace

The Argentine put in an excellent performance in PSG’s 5-1 win against Angers.
Jan 23rd 2016, 6:34 PM 7,993 20

ANGEL DI MARIA netted twice to help Paris Saint-Germain to a 5-1 victory over Angers at the Parc des Princes, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lucas and Gregory van der Wiel also finding the net.

The reigning champions were without the injured Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Javier Pastore and Marco Verratti, while Edinson Cavani was benched once more, but still they were utterly dominant as Laurent Blanc’s side made it 31 top-flight matches unbeaten this season.

Ibrahimovic and Lucas found the net in the opening 45 minutes, before Van der Wiel effectively put the match early in the second half. Pierrick Capelle pulled one back for the visitors, but it was nothing more than a consolation goal as Di Maria scored two within the space of five minutes to make it 5-1.

To highlight PSG’s remarkable dominance of the division, they now sit 26 points clear of a fourth-placed Angers side who would have gone second had they won.

Di Maria’s first quickly restored their three-goal lead to 4-1 after Angers had pulled one back. Lucas angled a pass back to the edge of the area and the former Manchester United man beat the Angers goalkeeper with a stunning volley.

Di Maria piled even more misery on the visitors in the 66th minute. The winger outpaced his marker after a sublime pass from Blaise Matuidi and found the net with a subtle chip over Letellier as PSG recorded an easy win.

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