UCL: Di Maria on the double as PSG sink Real Madrid
UCL: Di Maria on the double as PSG sink Real Madrid

UCL: Di Maria on the double as PSG sink Real Madrid

Paris Saint Germain thrashed Real Madrid 3-0 on Wednesday night in the first round of Champions League Group A encounter. 

PSG controlled the entire game as Angel Di Maria netted twice against his former side before Thomas Meunier scorred the third in the stoppage time. It was a frustrating night for Madrid as goals from Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema were disallowed.

Di Maria goal

After a brilliant start to the game, PSG took the lead through Angel Di Mari as he punished his former side with his left foot. The Argentine got into the box and prodded home a neat first-time finish from Bernat's cut-back. 

Di Maria brace 

Just before half time, Di Mari made it 2-0 for the second time beating Thibaut Courtois with a fine strike. Gueye drove infield from the right, keeping his cool to find Di Maria. The winger had plenty to do but made no mistake with a powerful, dipping strike which nestled into the bottom-right corner.

Disallowed goal

Gareth Bale pulled one back with an incredible finish. The Wales international managed to take a bobbling ball under his spell, before lofting a wonderful finish over Navas. However, they went to check with VAR and it was ruled out. Replays were showing Bale controlled the ball using his arm before putting the ball to the back of the net. 

Meunier goal

Cool as you like it and PSG grabbed their third goal in the stoppage time. Meunier started it off, racing forward and combining with Di Maria before laying it off to Bernat, who had charged up in support. The Spaniard dummied to shoot but instead returned the favour and, in composed fashion, Meunier slotted home to make it 3-0. 

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