Paris Saint-Germain’s most prolific player in 2018 has been Argentine superstar Angel Di Maria, as his contribution has been unmatched by even Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Football news: Di Maria has eclipsed his fellow teammates in 2018 when it comes to being involved in goals
The former wingman from Real Madrid and Manchester United helped pull things level with Napoli on Wednesday as he scored a stunner in the waning moments of the Champions League group stage match.
PSG had previously lost a game against Liverpool and won against Red Star Belgrade, and a draw in this match helped them to keep their hopes alive ahead of the return legs of the group matches.
The match also noted Di Maria’s presence as the team’s most effective player in the final third. Di Maria has been involved in 36 goals in all competitions for the team since the beginning of 2018, which is 6 more than any of his world-renowned teammates.
With Thomas Tuchel’s arrival as the manager last summer, Di Maria has played in a more withdrawn role. However he has still managed to score a whopping 24 goals and has 12 assists to his name.
The 30-year-old has been more prolific at home in recent seasons as he scored 6 times in his 6 starts in the Champions League at Parc des Princes.
That prolific run began in the October of 2016 and since then he has scored against Napoli, Red Star Belgrade, Barcelona, Ludogorets and Basel, and has also scored against Anderlecht in an away game.
In total Di Maria has scored 57 goals for PSG since joining the club in 2015 from Manchester United. After the drawn match against Napoli, PSG are currently at the third place with four points from three games, two points behind group leaders Liverpool and one point behind second-placed Napoli.
PSG will again face Napoli in the away fixture when the Champions League matches resume in November. But before that they have a Le Classique in hand as they face Marseille on Sunday.
Di Maria has scored 3 goals in the league so far, while his teammates Mbappe (9), Neymar (8) and Edinson Cavani (5) are ahead of him in the goalscoring chart at the present moment.