ANGEL DI MARIA was sent off for stamping on Fernandinho – adding shame to PSG’s Champions League semi-final KO at Manchester City.
Fernandinho flies over while studding culprit Angel Di Maria tries to gloss over the incident by taking a throw but was instead dismissedCredit: Reuters
PSG bad-boy Angel Di Maria can have no complaints about his red cardCredit: Reuters
And soon after, midway through the second period, Di Maria matched the stupidity shown by his PSG squad-mate Idrissa Gueye in the first leg.
On that occasion Gueye picked up a straight red for a terrible tackle on Ilkay Gundogan as City held onto a 2-1 lead in Paris.
This time PSG’s moment of shame came when Fernandinho walked towards Di Maria as if to confront him while the ex-Real Madrid wideman was stooping to retrieve the ball.
Di Maria suddenly turned round and jabbed his studs down the top of Fernandinho’s foot.
The Brazilian slumped to the floor – and Di Maria tried to quickly take a throw.
But referee Felix Brych had no option but to dismiss the 33-year-old.
PSG were already battered and all but beaten by that stage.
And Di Maria’s departure killed off any hope of an all-time great comeback as City deservedly set up a final with either Chelsea or Real Madrid.
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