They did a fantastic job last week to score three goals and keep a clean sheet in Turin, and they did an equally awesome job defensively last night as well, to prevent Barcelona again from scoring. There was one man at Juventus though who wasn’t totally over the moon after the game at Camp Nou was over.
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
Dani Alves told reporters after the match. Minutes earlier he was seen hugging a tearful Neymar, and exchanging words of compassion with several Barcelona players.
I had already passed this stage of having to come to face Barcelona, but unfortunately life forced me to come back here on this way
the former Blaugrana full-back said, before repeating something he had said before, a wish that… fate/luck refused to grant him.
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.
Dani Alves spent most of his career at Barcelona before moving to Juventus last summer, winning six Championship titles and three Champions League crowns with the Blaugrana, among several other honours.