Angel Di Maria (PSG), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea) and Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) are the four nominated for the honorary title of Player of the Week in the Champions League.
He is, with Marquinhos, one of the few Parisians to have floated on Wednesday during almost the entire semi-final first leg of the Champions League against Manchester City (1-2). Angel Di Maria, who was seen as a decisive passer for his Brazilian captain on the only Parisian goal and of all the efforts to throw himself into the Mancunian feet, was named this Thursday by UEFA among the four contenders for the Player of the week, counting for the half of C1.
The Argentinian winger throne in this list with his opponent and executioner Kevin De Bruyne. The City midfielder was a lucky free-kick scorer against PSG, the main instigator of the English revolt in the second half and named best player of the match.
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Kanté in all the right moves
These two elements are accompanied by two French, also flamboyant during the duel Real Madrid-Chelsea (1-1) counting for the first round of the last four of the competition. Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kanté delivered a real masterclass, offering great activity both defensive and offensive against the Merengue. A performance hailed by his opponent Raphaël Varane or Cesc Fabregas, and which earned him the title of Man of the Match.
The international tricolor could not however prevent the beautiful performance of Karim Benzema, author of the goal of the equalizer for the Madrilenians of a spectacular and interesting sequence in the game of the Spanish giant, especially in the second act. He may succeed Neymar, the latest winner for the honorary title of Player of the Week in the Champions League after his sparkling performance against Bayern Munich, in the quarter-final second leg of the competition.