Why on earth did Barcelona let Dani Alves go?
The 34-year-old has practically run the show in the two legs of Juventus’ semi-final tie against Monaco.
Having laid on both goals in the first leg, Alves set up Mario Mandzukic for the second leg’s opener before smashing home a sensational volley from outside the box to make the score 4-0 on aggregate just before half-time.
Seriously, check this out:
Alves left Barca (for FREE) last summer for the Italian giants after eight successful seasons at Camp Nou, with many expecting him to fade into obscurity with a club in China or the MLS.
Even Luis Enrique admitted ahead of this season that the transfer had been unexpected.
Unsurprisingly, the Brazilian’s departure has been universally lamented by the media ever since.
And, of course, the folks on Twitter reacted:
The summer signing of Alves matches the Old Lady’s recent habit of picking up world-class talent for free, with the Brazilian joined by the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba, Sami Khedira and Kingsley Coman who’ve flourished at the club after joining for nothing.
Meanwhile, Alves will play in yet another Champions League final against his old foes Real Madrid.
We can’t wait.