PSG 4-0 Barca: Ronaldo fans thank Di Maria

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Angel Di Maria's brace in PSG 4-0 Barcelona delights Cristiano Ronaldo fans on Twitter.

What a memorable football match on Valentine’s Day in the capital of love, Paris! 

For Cristiano Ronaldo fans, Barcelona defeats always taste sweet but on Tuesday night, the 4-0 loss away to Paris Saint-Germain was even sweeter. The fact that the victory was orchestrated by ex-Galactico Angel Di Maria, coupled with Lionel Messi’s disastrous display, made it a night to never forget.

Ahead of the match, Cristiano Ronaldo fans feared that the all-time UEFA Champions League topscorer with 95 goals would be leapfrogged by Leo (93) in the race to a century of goals. However, the Barcelona talisman was unusually poor at the Parc des Princes and rarely showed any flair in attack. He was actually even guilty of losing the ball in the build-up to Draxler’s goal.

Lionel Messi dispossessed in PSG 4-0 Barcelona - February 14, 2017 UEFA Champions League match.
OUTPLAYED: Messi was dispossessed more than once against PSG.

In spite of Messi’s shocking display, it was Di Maria who stole the show by making the most of his 61 minutes on the pitch. It all started with a powerful free-kick to put PSG 1-0 up after 18 minutes.

Before being subbed off for Lucas Moura, the former Merengues produced a fantastic long range goal to make it 3-0 in the 55th minute.

Watch Di Maria’s beautiful bullet strike: 

His historic brace earned him a lot of praise among Ronaldo fans on Twitter. Here, we celebrate Di Maria’s epic night against Barcelona on his 29th birthday:

Birthday boy Cavani rounded up the win in the 72nd minute. So while current 2016/17 UCL topscorer Lionel Messi has more than one foot out of the competition, Ronaldo stands the chance of firing Real Madrid to a first-leg win at home to Napoli on Wednesday night.

Let’s hope CR7 builds upon his encouraging display against Osasuna at El Sadar and that he extends his good record against Italian teams. AC Milan, Juventus and AS Roma have all been victim of the Portuguese forward’s fury. Napoli could be next!

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