SAVOURING LIFE AT THE TOP
Allegri shows his worth after Juventus move closer to treble
Having threaded an incisive ball through for Paulo Dybala to set up another opening, he capped his performance with an outstanding goal, meeting Danijel Subasic’s punched clearance with a full-blooded 25-metre volley which caught the goalkeeper out of position.
Alves never felt loved by Barcelona where his flamboyant manner was often viewed as a lack of professionalism by the club’s hierarchy.
“I like feeling loved and as they did not want me I left,” Alves told ABC de Sevilla earlier this year.
He now has a chance to win a remarkable fourth Champions League title, probably against his former club’s arch-rivals Real Madrid, who took a commanding lead into the second leg of their semi-final against city rivals Atletico yesterday.
“I don’t score very often, so I’m happy, but in a way I prefer the assist to a goal, so everyone goes home happy,” he said on Tuesday.
Alves celebrated by drawing a heart in the air which he said was for his girlfriend.
“She is always there. At this special moment, I like to remember the special people in my life and thank everyone who is with me every day. This moment is for them.
“This was an opportunity that life gave me, to my team mates and to this squad,” he added. Reuters
Juventus’s Mario Mandzukic scores past Monaco goalkeeper Danijel Subasic at the Juventus Stadium in Turin on Tuesday.