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The stats that prove Dani Alves is the king of the Champions League

Juventus right-back Dani Alves will once again be in the Champions League final for the fourth time since 2006.

Barcelona fans will be crying into their cornflakes this morning.

Former right-back Dani Alves was once again the star of the show as his virtuoso performance for Juventus helped see his side through to the Champions League final for the second time in three years.

After notching his third assist across the two semi-final legs against Monaco, Alves scored a screamer before half-time to seal the deal.

But it’s the stats following Alves’ performance that proves he is one of Europe’s finest players of a generation.

When he plays in the Champions League final in June, Alves will be playing in his 14th International final since 2006 – that’s more than any other club in that time.

Alves’ former club Barcelona have been involved in 12 finals, but Alves has already surpassed that total.

Alves’ finals include four for Sevilla, nine for Barcelona and now one for Juve.

But what’s more, his record in those finals will also give the Old Lady fans great hope.

Out of those 14 finals, Alves has won 13 – the man basically bleeds trophies.