Watch: Sensational Di Maria goal helps Juventus advance in Europa League
The Argentine star scored all three goals in Thursday's 3-0 win over 10-man Nantes, a hat-trick that sent the Italian side into the last 16 of the competition. Di Maria's opener at the Stade de la Beaujoire was the pick of the bunch, as he silenced a raucous French crowd with a stunning first-time curler into the top corner in just the fifth minute of play.
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Juventus, who ultimately claimed a 4-1 aggregate triumph, now wait for Friday's draw to determine their last-16 opponents.