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Di Maria scores as Argentina beat Chile

Di Maria scores as Argentina beat Chile

(Reuters) – Argentina shrugged off the absence of Lionel Messi to beat Chile 2-1 in the Copa America on Monday, with an emotional Angel Di Maria scoring the opening goal & dedicating it to his grandmother, who passed away before the game.

With Messi watching from the sidelines due to a back injury, Di Maria put the 14-times champions ahead early in the second half before Ever Banega doubled their lead shortly after. Jose Pedro Fuenzalida pulled a goal back for Chile in injury time.

In the other Group D game, played earlier on Monday, Panama beat Bolivia 2-1.

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Di Maria scores as Argentina beat Chile

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Blanc satisfied with PSG start, Di Maria impact

Blanc satisfied with PSG start, Di Maria impact

Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc admitted bigger tests await his side after they began their Champions League campaign with a 2-0 win against Malmo.

Angel Di Maria & Edinson Cavani received the goals as PSG, quarter-finalists in each of the last three seasons, saw off the Swedish champions at the Parc des Princes in Group A.

But Paris face a fight with Real Madrid for supremacy in the section, & the Spanish giants underlined their credentials by brushing aside Shakhtar Donetsk 4-0 in the night's other game as Cristiano Ronaldo netted yet another hat-trick.

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Di Maria scores opening goal of Champs League season

Di Maria scores opening goal of Champs League season

Paris (AFP) – Angel Di Maria started repaying his massive transfer fee as he scored the opening goal of the new Champions League season for Paris Saint-Germain against Malmo on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old was bought by the French champions for 63 million euros ($68.9 million) at the start of the season with the specific aim of helping them win the Champions League following three successive quarter-final exits.

Di Maria scored in the fourth minute after collecting a pass form Italy midfielder Marco Verratti.

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Blanc satisfied with PSG start, Di Maria impact

Blanc satisfied with PSG start, Di Maria impact

Paris (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc admitted bigger tests await his side after they began their Champions League campaign with a 2-0 win against Malmo.

Angel Di Maria & Edinson Cavani received the goals as PSG, quarter-finalists in each of the last three seasons, saw off the Swedish champions at the Parc des Princes in Group A.

But Paris face a fight with Real Madrid for supremacy in the section, & the Spanish giants underlined their credentials by brushing aside Shakhtar Donetsk 4-0 in the night's other game as Cristiano Ronaldo netted yet another hat-trick.

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Di Maria, Cavani strike as PSG see off Malmo

Di Maria, Cavani strike as PSG see off Malmo

Paris (AFP) – Angel Di Maria & Edinson Cavani were on target as Paris Saint-Germain began their Champions League campaign with an ultimately comfortable 2-0 win against Malmo at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday.

Di Maria scored less than four minutes into his Champions League debut as a PSG player to set the French champions on their way, yet they missed a succession of opportunities before finally extending their advantage when Cavani headed home in the 61st minute.

With Real Madrid & Shakhtar Donetsk moreover in Group A, Paris needed a strong start against the Swedish champions as they target not just qualification for the knockout rounds yet an improvement on their runs to the quarter-finals in each of the last three campaigns.

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Di Maria and Cavani score as PSG beats Malmo 2-0

Di Maria & Cavani score as PSG beats Malmo 2-0

PARIS (AP) — Angel Di Maria curled in the first goal & Zlatan Ibrahimovic set up Edinson Cavani with a touch of brilliance for the other as Paris Saint-Germain opened its Champions League campaign with a 2-0 win against Malmo in Group A on Tuesday.

Di Maria, starting just his second game since joining from Manchester United, cut inside from the right in the fourth minute & steered the ball imperiously into the left corner.

Returning to the lineup after shaking off an abdominal injury, Ibrahimovic looked short on fitness & lacked his usual assurance in front of goal against the club where the Swede started his career in 1999.

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Soccer-Was 'difficult' to work with Van Gaal, says Di Maria

Soccer-Was 'difficult' to work with Van Gaal, says Di Maria

Sept 1 (Reuters) – Angel Di Maria has admitted to clashing with former manager Louis Van Gaal during his ill-fated stint at Manchester United & hinted that his poor relationship with the Dutchman contributed to a dip in his performance.

The former Real Madrid player joined United for a British record 59.7 million pounds ($92 million) last season, yet after an impressive start at Old Trafford, with three goals in his first four games, he suffered a two-month injury layoff & failed to score again in the league.

Towards the end of the season he was regularly left out by Van Gaal & was sold to French champions Paris St Germain for a reported 63 million euros ($71 million) after the campaign.

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Was 'difficult' to work with Van Gaal, says Di Maria

Was 'difficult' to work with Van Gaal, says Di Maria

(Reuters) – Angel Di Maria has admitted to clashing with former manager Louis Van Gaal during his ill-fated stint at Manchester United & hinted that his poor relationship with the Dutchman contributed to a dip in his performance.

The former Real Madrid player joined United for a British record 59.7 million pounds ($92 million) last season, yet after an impressive start at Old Trafford, with three goals in his first four games, he suffered a two-month injury layoff & failed to score again in the league.

Towards the end of the season he was regularly left out by Van Gaal & was sold to French champions Paris St Germain for a reported 63 million euros ($71 million) after the campaign.

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Soccer-PSG's Cavani on target, Di Maria impressive in Monaco win

Soccer-PSG's Cavani on target, Di Maria impressive in Monaco win

PARIS, Aug 30 (Reuters) – It took him some time yet when Paris St Germain's Edinson Cavani found his range he netted a second-half double to assist snatch a 3-0 win at Monaco that extended the champions' perfect Ligue 1 start on Sunday.

Uruguay striker Cavani was his usual wasteful self in the first half, missing a couple of chances, until he found the net in the 57th & 73rd minutes to put PSG on a maximum 12 points from four games.

Ezequiel Lavezzi added a third seven minutes from time after being perfectly set up by fellow Argentine Angel Di Maria, who was impressive on his debut after joining PSG from Manchester United during the close season.

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