Twitter Reacts to Angel Di Maria's Performance from Germany vs. Argentina

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistSeptember 3, 2014

Argentina's Angel Di Maria goes downfield during the friendly soccer match between Germany and Argentina in Duesseldorf, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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Argentina got their revenge from the World Cup final with a 4-2 win over Germany in an international friendly. Angel di Maria was a big reason for this success thanks to his incredible showing with one goal and three assists in the win.    

The newest Manchester United player was simply outstanding in the friendly, as Bleacher Report UK described:

Obviously, Argentina fans were upset the talented midfielder was unable to play in the World Cup final, which Germany won 1-0 in extra time. Ben Hayward of discussed the impact he could have made:

On the other hand, points out the difference in this match compared to what Di Maria showed in Brazil:

Regardless of what happened in the past, he was clearly at his best on Wednesday. His first assist came in the 20th minute on a pass to Sergio Aguero that might have been the most impressive play of the day:

Andres Cordero of beIN Sports gave his opinion on the opening assist:

Of course, the 26-year-old player was just getting started. His second assist of the day came on a cross to Erik Lamela in the 40th minute:

After Argentina held the 2-0 halftime lead, Di Maria continued to force the action. Shortly after halftime, he helped set up a third goal on a set play in the direction of Federico Fernandez:

Sergi Dominguez could not help but be impressed with what the midfielder was showing in this match:

Still, the former Real Madrid player was not satisfied with his hat-trick of assists. He added a goal for himself in the 50th minute to go up 4-0 over the World Cup champions:

Journalist Raphael Honigstein provided his input on the score:

Meanwhile, ESPN's Max Bretos noted that this performance was certainly enough to excite Manchester United fans about the possibilities going forward:

On the other hand, Real Madrid could quickly realize what they were missing with the elite distributor. James Tyler of ESPN points out Cristiano Ronaldo likely wishes Di Maria was still on the pitch alongside him:

Either way, the midfielder appears set for a big year with his new club, as Liam of The Sports Bible argues:

He was subbed out in the 86th minute after Germany cut the lead to 4-2, but it is clear Di Maria was the best player on the pitch in a match against some of the other top players in the world.

While the Germans did not have their complete first team in the friendly, a lineup of Toni Kroos, Marco Reus, Andre Schurrle and Mario Gomez is not something to overlook. The first two scores of the match also came against Manuel Neuer, considered by many to be the top goalkeeper in the world.

Although the match itself does not count for much, Di Maria showed why he is one of the most talented players in the sport. Manchester United should be very happy with the midfielder over the next few months and beyond.


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