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Alves: Eliminating Barca Was Bittersweet

Dani Alves: Eliminating FC Barcelona Was Bittersweet

By Keegan Kruger - Apr 20, 2017 08:56 AM @KeeganKruger

Juventus defender Dani Alves has admitted that helping eliminate FC Barcelona from the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night was a "bittersweet" moment for him.

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The Serie A giants advanced to the semi-finals of the European competition after beating the Catalan club 3-0 on aggregate in the quarter-finals.

Alves, who was seen comforting a distraught Neymar after the 0-0 draw at the Camp Nou on Wednesday, revealed that while it was painful seeing his former teammates so upset, he was also happy with his team's achievement.

"It's different. So far the feeling is a bit strange, bittersweet, by the fact that there have been so many things lived here and then you have to come back as an adversary," the Brazilian fullback said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

"I had already passed this stage of having to come to face Barcelona, but unfortunately life forced me to come back here in this way.

"I had already spoken before that I would not want to face them, not by fearing them, but by the fact that I did not want to feel that feeling that I ended up feeling, but I believe we have to leave the sentimental part aside when you are wearing other colours and when you live your profession with as much intensity as I live.

"Neither in their worst dreams (for Barcelona) or in my best dreams I did imagine that this could happen. But this is what happens when you compete in a competition of such a high level, where you have to face the best and today we had the happiness of overcoming them.

"I think we made a great knockout. Not conceding a goal against this trio (MSN), against this team is very difficult and I believe this is our great merit. For all the effort we made, the clever way to compete against this great team, I'm pleased to be in the draw on Friday."

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Alves made 391 appearances for the Spanish side, scoring 21 goals and assisting a mammoth102 further strikes during his time at the Camp Nou.

Are you surprised Juventus managed to brush aside Barca so easily over the two legs? Have your say in the comments section below.


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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Apr 22, 2017 07:18 AM
Juventus deserve to be the I'm not lying
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zinho_mao1st Apr 21, 2017 09:54 PM
By the time Enrique said PSG's 4 - 0 wasn't scarying him much than Juventus' 3 - 0,i knew he had no plan how to score 4 goals and stop Italians from scoring a goal.Ain't that surprised.
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Pholish Moyana Apr 21, 2017 08:49 PM
Good defense indeed, the fact that they have not yet conceded a goal in a open play says a lot
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Faysal Apr 21, 2017 12:07 PM
Juva deserve it
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Seku Derrick Sinenjongo Apr 20, 2017 10:01 PM
not at all juventus hv been incredible in the last 3 years both in Italy and in Europe
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@Tvhie Apr 20, 2017 05:30 PM
Thank your referee nxm
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LuckyMABz Apr 20, 2017 04:18 PM
@Jomba4 uyamthambisa umkhaya wakhe ngoba naye uyazwela #BRAZILIAN family
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LuckyMABz Apr 20, 2017 04:16 PM
Best right back in the world #UEFA...
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Jomba4 Apr 20, 2017 02:53 PM
Wase umnkonkoshela kangaka kodwa!
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lemeko1 Apr 20, 2017 01:09 PM
You must beat the other Spanish giant in the final
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Giggs 22 Apr 20, 2017 12:48 PM
For sure they really miss Dani Alves
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Mlisamumbe Apr 20, 2017 12:23 PM
Messi Messi
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Soni_JX Apr 20, 2017 12:02 PM
Oooh!! What a daaay......SINGING MY LUNGS OUT.
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mokoto Apr 20, 2017 11:27 AM
Kwaaaaaaaaaaa
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Adonia Twarisani P Apr 20, 2017 10:51 AM
that's football, Juve taught MSN
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Golden Boots Apr 20, 2017 10:50 AM
Surprise it was but they deserve to progress the blaugrana didn't show up in both legs, congrats and good luck to the ol' lady they played well!
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Kgwara Apr 20, 2017 10:37 AM
Where was messi? Was he playing or wat? Did u see him on the stand?
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darkcity Apr 20, 2017 10:15 AM
I am glad they are out cause they robbed PSG 9-9. The ref, bookings and extra time. Gaan
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kAIDSa cHIVs Apr 20, 2017 10:03 AM
The idiots are OUT!!!!! Lol....!!!! #Going_For_the_12th_CL
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Myaka weliPhefeni Apr 20, 2017 09:55 AM
U mst thank the referee

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