Angel Di Maria scored a hat trick as Juventus defeated Nantes. Juve gets the victory to go to the Europa League last 16. While on the other side, Jose Mourinho’s Roma also advanced through the play-off round.
Di Maria scored all three goals in Juventus’ 3-0 second-leg triumph over Nantes, giving the Italians a 4-1 aggregate victory.
Angel Di Maria opened the scoring in the fifth minute at Stadium de la Beaujoire. The forward with a wonderful looping drive from the edge of the box into the top corner.
Following Nicolas Pallois’ dismissal for a handball in the area in the 20th minute, the Argentine expanded the lead from the penalty spot, and in the 78th minute, he scored his third goal to complete his hat trick.
Since Filippo Inzaghi in 2000, Juve had not scored a hat-trick in an away EU event. This furthers the Old Lady’s miserable season, which has already seen them lose 15 Serie A points for financial infractions.
Roma is a different Italian club that Juve is joined in the round of 16 by, who won their match against Red Bull Salzburg 2-0 in the second leg to advance 2-1 overall.