Angel Di Maria, star of the show on Parc des Princes in PSG first leg clash against Barcelona may not be travelling with the Parisian squad to Barcelona for the second leg. Lionel Messi has been tipped off about it, from one of the Argentine PSG squad member, as Don Balon claims.
Former Real Madrid man, Di Mari causes lots of problem for the Barcelona on 14 Feb, to celebrate his birthday in a grand style. He manages to score twice before he was substituted, and that time Barcelona has already lost the game. PSG outplayed Blaugranas 4-0 in Uefa Champions League last 16 1st leg, and Catalans are expected to turn the table at Camp Nou. It will definitely be a good news for the Barcelona camp, because their opponents’ best player won’t be fielded at Camp Nou.
Luis Enrique man won’t be worried about the pace in counter-attack that Di Maria generates, and it will give Blaugranas an edge in going full frontal, when they will be attacking. Di Maria single handedly destroyed Barcelona defence, and left Barca camp fuming at Parc des Princes.
Uefa has given Barcelona 0% chance of making a comeback, but Di Maria absence may give Catalans some hope of pulling a victory, and turn the tie with a 4-0 victory. PSG didn’t have a good game on Saturday against AS Nancy, and it takes Edinson Cavani to convert a penalty to snatch a victory to put themselves on level with Ligue 1 leader AS Monaco.
Di Maria has upset Barcelona numerous time during his stay at Real Madrid, and his latest exploitation at Parc des Princes was his another display to show the Blaugranas, he can still make the difference. It will only be a relief for Messi & Co., when his fellow countryman won’t be doing more damages to his side, and he himself produces some magical moment to take Barcelona to the next round for the ninth consecutive time.