Paris Saint-Germain may still be reeling from the news of Neymar’s injury but the form of Ángel Di María shows no signs of letting up as the Argentinian scored twice in a 3-0 win over Marseille to reach the Coupe de France semi-finals.
With six goals in his last four starts, Di María is in the type of form that could see PSG cope without Neymar and certainly when former club Real Madrid visit Paris next week, El Fideo could be a major factor.
After beating rivals Marseille in the league only days earlier, the two sides met again on Wednesday evening and following a tight opening period, Di María broke the deadlock on the stroke of half-time, rifling in a right-footed volley from the edge of the box.
Marseille needed to start the second half well but were dealt a further blow when Di María slotted past Steve Mandanda again on his right foot.
Edinson Cavani wrapped up the victory late on but it will be the performance of Di María which will most please Unai Emery ahead of a huge week for the club. With 16 goals and six assists this season, Di María is currently being directly involved in a goal every 70 minutes.
In LaLiga, Sevilla continued their push for a Europa League spot with victory over Málaga taking Vincenzo Montella’s side above Villarreal into fifth.
The only goal of the game came after quarter of an hour as Joaquín superbly latched onto Nolito’s lofted pass to volley past goalkeeper Roberto from a tight angle.
It was Correa’s seventh goal of the season but his first in the league and Sevilla will need a few more between now and the end of the campaign.