Lisbon, Aug. 22: If any player has felt perfectly at home during the unique circumstances surrounding the climax to this year’s Champions League, it is Paris St Germain winger Angel Di Maria.
As soon as UEFA decided that Portuguese capital Lisbon would host the quarter-finals onwards in a mini-tournament, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Di Maria felt good vibes. After PSG scrambled past Atalanta in a dramatic comeback, the 32-year-old was then instrumental as the Parisians outclassed RB Leipzig in the semifinals.
It is the ground at which Di Maria played for three seasons. “When they changed the venue to Lisbon, I had a strange feeling in my body that reminded me of the old times when I lived here for three years,” said he two days before the final against Bayern Munich.-Agencies