Di Maria overwhelms Nantes: smashing hat trick and Juve in the round of 16

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Di Maria drags Juve to the Europa League round of 16.

Di Maria drags Allegri’s Juventus to the Europa League round of 16: After a disappointing 1-1 draw in the first leg in Turin, the Argentine star went wild in France, sweeping away Nantes with a hat trick and a top-notch performance.

Juventus put the qualification on ice in the first half, where the big star was Angel Di Maria. The Argentine put the French defense to the sword, finding the vital lead in the 6th minute with a stunning volley to the cross of the posts that Lafont could only watch.

In the 17th minute the episode that definitively steers the challenge into the hands of the Old Lady: Pallois intercepts a Di Maria shot with his arm and is sent off, on penalty the former Psg doubles. Shortly afterwards El Fideo also touches the third goal, at the expiration Kostic hits the post.

With the numerical advantage Juve plays on velvet in the second half, again touching the third goal with Di Maria, Kostic and then Cuadrado. After a series of wasted chances comes the tris, which could not fail to sign Di Maria, scoring with a header. No flag goal came for Nantes, and Juve passed the round in a carriage.

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