Angel Di Maria’s magnificent chipped finish forParis Saint-Germainagainst Brest was almost a carbon copy of his Copa America winner for Argentina.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men travelled to the Stade Francis-Le Ble on Friday for their Ligue 1 clash without Lionel Messi and Neymar.
Ander Herrera fired PSG into the lead in the first half before Kylian Mbappe doubled their lead in the 36th minute.
Franck Honorat pulled one back for Brest before half-time, but Idrissa Gueye’s thunderbolt strike in the 73rd minute put PSG 3-1 up.
Brest continued to fight back and Steve Mounie scored for his side in the 85th minute, but Di Maria ensured that PSG comfortably walked away with all three points.
🚨ÁNGEL DI MARÍA COUNTER-ATTACK LOB 🚨 pic.twitter.com/pfvgmES1rI
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) August 20, 2021
DI MARIA GIVING ME FLASHBACKS OF LA COPAAAAAA pic.twitter.com/aq79ijiiXL
— Galu (@PSGalu) August 20, 2021
Ouuuui Dima !!!
Quel but d’Angel Di Maria !@SB29 2⃣-4⃣ @PSG_inside pic.twitter.com/M3F3IzsFsL
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) August 20, 2021
PSG launched a stunning three-on-one counterattack through Di Maria, Arnaud Kalimuendo and Achraf Hakimi after Brest’s corner came to nothing.
Di Maria linked up superbly with summer signing Hakimi before the former Inter Milan star floated a fantastic pass back to his teammate.
The 33-year-old Argentine composed himself before dinking the ball over Marco Bizot to seal a 4-2 win for PSG on the night.
However, eagle-eyed fans noticed that Di Maria’s exquisite chipped finish against Brest was eerily similar to hiswinner against Brazil in this summer’s Copa America.
Di Maria just recreated his goal from the Copa America final. What a king. pic.twitter.com/pgKYoF96Gu
— MC (@CrewsMat10) August 20, 2021
Di Maria!!!! https://t.co/sS4XNKrLAO
— Oma Akatugba (@omaakatugba) August 20, 2021
4-2 PSG. Angel di Maria puts the game to an end with a replica finish of the one vs Brazil in the Copa América Final! pic.twitter.com/p0qWc2qQhb
— 𝐀𝐅𝐂 𝐀𝐉𝐀𝐗 💎 (@TheEuropeanLad) August 20, 2021
Di Maria scored the exact same goal for PSG as his winner for Argentina in the Copa America final against Brazil. pic.twitter.com/NzS5ZX5WA7
— Sam Street (@samstreetwrites) August 20, 2021
One fan said: “What a pass from Hakimi!”
While someone else pointed out: “Similar to [the] Copa America final.”
A third Twitter user added: “He’s [Di Maria] been so underrated his entire career.”
And a fourth tweeted: “Di Maria just scored another goal like that goal in the Copa America final.”
PSG’s victory over Brest maintains the Parisian-based side’s 100 per cent winning record in Ligue 1 this season.
Pochettino’s side will now return to action on 29th August when they travel to the Stade Auguste-Delaune for their Ligue 1 clash with Reims.
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