Angel Di Maria helped PSG win 3-0 against Real Madrid

Champions League group stage kicked off on Wednesday with Real Madrid facing an upset against PSG, thanks to Di Maria who scored two goals in the first 30 minutes and helped his club have a splendid start to the season.

Even without PSG’s star players Neywar and Kylian Mbappe, PSG dominated the match right from the beginning and performed a brilliant team-play with 53% possession. With this win, PSG leads the Group A table while Real is at the bottom. The other two teams in the group, Club Burgge and Galatasaray have drawn their match 1-1, taking the 2nd and 3rd positions with 1 point each.

Sergio Ramos-led Real Madrid had no luck at all as two of the goals they managed to scored were fouls. The third goal from PSG was scored by Thomas Meunier in the last minute of the match, making the home crowd go gaga over their first win against Real Madrid in three years.

In other matches on Day 1, Valencia defeated Chelsea 1-0, Napoli defeated Liverpool 2-0, Bayern thrashed Crvena 3-0, Man City waved off Shakthar Donetsk 3-0, Atletico Madrid drew Juventus 2-2, and Barcelona had a goalless draw against Dortmund. Real Madrid plays PSG again on November 27, this time in Real Madrid’s home ground.

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