Angel Di Maria sent off for STAMPING on Fernandinho as Man City dominate PSG to reach Champions League final05/04/2021
ANGEL DI MARIA was sent off for stamping on Fernandinho – to add more shame to PSG's Champions League semi-final KO at Manchester City.
The former Manchester United winger lashed out at the Etihad midfielder off the pitch as the Argentinian went to pick the ball up for a throw-in.
Riyad Mahrez's second goal had left City 2-0 up on the night, cruising to their 4-1 aggregate win.
And soon afterwards, 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 the ex-Real Madrid wideman stooped to retrieve the ball.
Di Maria suddenly turned round and jabbed his studs down on the top of Fernandinho's foot.
The Brazilian slumped to the floor – while Di Maria tried to quickly take a throw.
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But referee Felix Brych had no option but to dismiss the 33-year-old.
PSG were already all but beaten.
But Di Maria's departure killed off any hope of one of the all-time great comebacks as City deservedly set up a final against either Chelsea or Real Madrid.
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