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EA release 10 MOTM items from this week’s European competitions

What a crazy week of continental football.

Paris Saint-Germain v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

Ten new Man of the Match cards are hitting FIFA Ultimate team packs tonight as the UEFA Champions League and Europa League knockout stages kicked off this week.

With two strokes of genius from his magical left foot, Angel Di Maria left no doubt about who the Man of the Match would be in PSG’s stunning 4-0 first leg victory over Barcelona. The Ligue 1 champions completely decimated the La Liga title holders at the Parc de Princes thanks to Di Maria’s spectacular brace.

For his brilliant performance, EA Sports have awarded him an orange MOTM card; this will be his first special card of FUT 17 and will be rated 88.

Bayern’s Thiago Alcantara also put two past Arsenal in their 5-1 victory at the Allianz. Real Madrid’s Casemiro scored a wonder-volley en route to their 3-1 win over Napoli.

Another player to get the honor is Benfica goalkeeper Ederson for his heroic clean sheet performance during a 1-0 win over Borussia Dortmund. This is also his first special card and it will bump his base non-rare rating up from 78 all the way to 82.

In the Europa League, Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s hat-trick saw Manchester United beat Saint-Étienne by a margin of 3-0. Edin Dzeko also scored three as Roma eased their way past Villareal.

These special items will be available in packs until 4 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. GMT on February 24th.