Influence of Dani Alves In Leading Juventus To Champions League Finals

Juventus players celebrating their win against Monaco in the dressing room

Influence of Dani Alves in Leading Juventus to champion’s league finals is commendable as the former Barcelona delivered what was not expected of him by his former side. Released by the Spanish side in unfriendly way and free moreover on 27 June 2016 to join the Italian giants, the Brazilian not only went onto contributing to forming one of the best defense partnership in Europe alongside Barzagli, Bonucci and Chiellini but literally getting involved personally in creating goals for Juve attackers and scoring himself.

In the first leg encounter between Monaco and Juventus last week, the 34-year-old right back assisted striker Higuaín Gonzalez to notch two vital away goals that placed the
Serie-A defending champions in an advantageous position, the world witness the defender pose more threat in the return league as he created chances. One notable one that ended at Mario Mandzukic head, though saved but bounced back to the striker who shot past goal keeper Subasic.  The most memorable one is when he shot a powerful volley from approximately 23 yards to double the lead.

Much as Kylian Mbappe had a goal at the 69th minute, it was only a consolation, was of more benefit to his individual record and less negligible to Monaco as Dani’s contributions in both legs gave the Old lady the right 4 – 1 aggregate. Those aggregates now give Allegri’s side opportunity to break the 21 years jinx of trophy-less Champions league season. Last title they won was against Ajax in the 1995/96 season, in which full time ended one all draw goals from Litmanen for Ajax and Ravanelli for Juventus however the penalty kicks ended 4-2 in favour of Juventus.


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