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WATCH: Angel di Maria rips Germany apart in Argentina’s friendly win

Sep 4, 2014, 9:22 AM EDT

Manchester United fans, stop salivating.

Your new $99 million man, Angel di Maria, had himself quite the night in Dusseldorf on Wednesday. My word.

Di Maria single-handedly tore World Champions Germany apart as Argentina raced into a 4-0 lead. Di Maria assisted on the first three, then scored a stylish dink himself to cap a wonderful individual display in the 4-2 victory.

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Watch the video above to see Di Maria’s magic, as the man nicknamed “noodle” in Argentina, weaved his way in and out of Germany’s defense. For the first goal, he bent a beautiful cross to Sergio Aguero with the outside of his left foot. For the second he picked out Tottenham’s Erik Lamela perfectly, then for the third he whipped in a great free kick that Swansea City’s Federico Fernandez headed home.

So, without the injured Lionel Messi, Argentina ripped Germany apart as the two teams squared off in a rematch of the World Cup final in Brazil. Could that outcome have been different if Di Maria wasn’t injured for the final earlier this summer? On this showing, absolutely.

  1. redrock81 - Sep 4, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    “Could that outcome have been different if Di Maria wasn’t injured for the final earlier this summer?”

    Bull. BOTH Di Maria and Messi played in the 2010 World Cup against Germany and they didn’t help their side in the 4-0 loss then.

    One good game is not an indication of anything. Especially in a game, when you consider it, had many of the German starting 11 missing from the game (Hummels, Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Ozil and etc.). Germany used this game as an experiment to test out new and returning players (in the case of Mario Gomez). That back line wasn’t even the same back line that played in Brazil.

    Argentina has won the last 3 friendlies against Germany but Germany has won the last 3 World Cups against them (2006 (1:1 (4-2) on shootouts, 2010 (4-0) and 2014 (1-0)).

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