Paris Saint-Germain became the first club to win four consecutive Coupe de la Ligue titles after beating Monaco 4-1 in Lyon thanks in part to the contribution of Ángel Di María.
The Argentina international scored one and created two more in a man of the match performance that reminded those in Paris that may have doubted his talents earlier in the season.
El Fideo came in for criticism after two disappointing World Cup qualifiers for Argentina but returned to club duty on Saturday and within four minutes registered his first assist, squaring the ball for Julian Draxler to tap in the opener.
Monaco had equalised through Thomas Lemar but Di María restored the lead on the stroke of half time.
A consistent thorn in the Monaco defence, PSG ran away with the match after half time and Edinson Cavani had already volleyed a third when Di María crossed from the left for the Uruguayan to hammer in a late fourth.
There is still talk of Di María leaving the club in the summer but if the 29-year-old could maintain this form, Paris Saint-Germain would find it difficult to replace him.