Wednesday cover: Angel Di Maria, with Man United nightmare in the past, out to lead PSG’s assault on Europe

Angel di Maria is the main focus on The National Sport front page on Wednesday, March 9, as Ian Hawkey assesses how the Argentine winger holds the key to Paris Saint-Germain bridging the gap between domestic success and helping the French champions take the next step up to conquering the continent.

Angel di Maria is the main focus on The National Sport front page on Wednesday, March 9, as Ian Hawkey assesses how the Argentine winger holds the key to Paris Saint-Germain bridging the gap between domestic success and helping the French champions take the next step up to conquering the continent.

Despite a few stutters in Ligue 1 recently, the Parisiens are still 23 points clear of second-placed Monaco. Of greater concern to coach Laurent Blanc is the availability of Di Maria after a minor injury for the second leg of their last-16 Uefa Champions League tie against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

“He’s the difference between the idea PSG cannot win the Uefa Champions League, and ‘Yes, PSG can win the Champions League’,” said Blanc.

Read Ian Hawkey's full preview here.

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