Argentina’s match against Germany last night presented them with a chance to get some revenge over the world champions for the 1-0 defeat they suffered in the World Cup final in Brazil.
They went into the game without Barcelona forward Lionel Messi but it was two Premier League based players who stepped up and piled on the misery for the hosts; Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria and Tottenham Hotspur star Erik Lamela.
Di Maria was in sublime form as he produced three assists during the game as well as a goal while Lamela bagged his first senior goal for his country.
Di Maria’s move to Manchester United was heavily criticised for the huge fee of just over £59 million but he looked worth every penny as he was the standout player during the match.
Lamela’s opportunity to impress has been generated by the faith shown in him by new Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino.
Pochettino has drafted Lamela back into the Spurs side and has given him a chance to become a key feature in the club’s attack.
The praise is free flowing in the direction of the pair today and we’ve put together a gallery of the best pictures from the match as a tribute to the way the two Premier League stars played.
What did you make of Di Maria and Lamela's performances last night?