Angel Di Maria sent off for STAMPING on Fernandinho as Man City dominate PSG to reach Champions League final

Angel Di Maria sent off for STAMPING on Fernandinho as Man City dominate PSG to reach Champions League final

05/04/2021

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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