Watch Dani Alves’ perfect first-time volley that all but confirms Juventus’ way into the Champions League final
Dani Alves has been the bane of Monaco’s existence over two legs for Juventus. He set up both of the Bianconeri’s goals in the first leg, and the Monegasques had no answer for him as the Old Lady came away from the principality with a 2-0 lead.
In the second leg, it was his perfectly lofted ball to the back post that set up Mario Mandzukic’s first goal, and then he doubled Juve’s lead on the day, making it 4-0 on aggregate with a searing first-time volley just before halftime.
Monaco keeper Danijel Subasic was busy from the start against Juve, and he made a few huge saves to keep the Old Lady off the scoresheet early, but there wasn’t much he could do against Alves for the second. He did well to get to Pjanic’s dangerous corner and punch, but his attempted clearance flew straight to Dani Alves and the rest is history.
With the goal, Alves has scored or assisted every single one of Juventus’ four goals against Monaco in the semifinals.
Not bad for a 34-year-old signed on a free transfer.
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