Argentine Di Maria amazes Portugal with "goal from another world"
Lisbon - Young Argentine winger Angel Di Maria is not a regular starter at Benfica, but he got wide-spread praise on Monday for a goal from 35 metres.
"Brilliant," said the sports daily A Bola of the Argentine's performance in Benfica's 3-2 win Sunday at home against Pacos de Ferreira in the Portuguese championship.
"It was a goal from another world," A Bola said.
Fellow sports daily Record, in turn, described the shot that made the score 3-1 with just three minutes of play remaining as the "Di Maria bomb."
The Argentine Olympic gold medallist, 20, has played at Benfica for a year-and-a-half, but his performances have been irregular despite an undoubted talent.
This time, he entered the pitch after 56 minutes and had a decisive role.
"The entrance of Di Maria was decisive, he made the attack more dynamic," said Benfica coach Quique Sanchez Flores. dpa