Argentina international Ángel Di María, Paris Saint-Germain striker, witnessed a family drama this Sunday that led Paris club officials to replace the player in the 62nd minute, shortly after Nantes equalized (1-1) following an attack on the player’s home where his wife and daughters were present.
The attack took place during the game between Paris Saint-Germain and Nantes (1-2) at Parque dos Princes. This resulted in news from RMC Sport prompting sporting director Leonardo to come off the platform to inform the coach of what happened to replace Di María.
Mauricio Pochettino, PSG coach, gave up on the Argentine, who even escorted him to the locker room, where he briefed the player on what had happened. In addition, at the end of the meeting, the coach stated that he had shared the event with the rest of the team, already in the locker room.
Some French press even mention a kidnapping situation, but Le Parisien quotes police sources and says it was just a robbery of a safe on the top floor of the house in Neuilly-sur-Seine (Hauts-de-Seine). and that Di María’s family did not notice the presence of the criminals. It was only when the Argentine family found out that the safe had been broken into that they contacted the police.
According to reports in the French press, Di María was not the only Paris Saint-Germain player to fall victim to a crime and there has been a second case of an attack on the residence of another member of the squad, apparently the Brazilian Marquinhos.