Paris Saint-Germain forward Ángel Di María appeared to be one of the names that would be cycled out of the Argentina national team following their 2018 showing at the FIFA World Cup in Russia.
However, the soon-to-be 34-year-old has played a significant role these past few months for La Albiceleste. He scored the lone goal to help the country win the Copa America against Brazil, and the PSG forward helped score the opening goal to beat Chile without Lionel Messi.
The goal scored against La Roja further enhanced the legacy of Di María with the national team. As Argentine national team expert Roy Nemer points out, Di María has entered the top 10 all-time goal scorers for Argentina with 22 goals.
Di María’s next goal for Argentina would see him tie with Daniel Passarella, who has 23 goals. However, it’s unlikely that the PSG star ever gets to Messi as his teammate in the French capital has 80 goals with Argentina, and he could be adding to that count.