Dani Alves helped Juventus put one foot in the Champions League final this evening after setting up two goals against Monaco – and everybody is wondering why exactly Barcelona let him leave.
The Serie A giants travelled to Monte Carlo as favourite to progress to the final in Cardiff later this month, and as we told you at the time, it took Gonzalo Higuain less than half an hour to open the scoring and deliver Juve a precious away goal.
Flick from Dybala, back heel from Dani Alves, cool finish by Higuain! Perfect team goal. pic.twitter.com/xg2EN4EJtd
— Danny Welbeck (@WelBeast) May 3, 2017
However, the Argentine striker’s deadly finish owed a debt to Alves’s beautiful backheel in the build-up.
As if that wasn’t enough, Higuain added a second early into the second-half, and who was the provider? That’s right, Dani Alves, with a perfectly weighted chipped cross:
And here is that 2nd goal, once again from a Dani Alves assist. How on earth did Barça let him go. pic.twitter.com/LXtY3t1JNZ
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 3, 2017
There’s still a long way to go in the tie overall, but given Barcelona aren’t even in the competition any more, a lot of fans on social media are clueless as to why the Catalan giants would let such a player leave:
Barcelona fans right now wondering why they let Dani Alves go. pic.twitter.com/ncuIrx5JsJ
— Oshad (@osato_edosa) May 3, 2017
why the fuck did barcelona sell dani alves??
— Juan martinez (@juan2396) May 3, 2017
— Martin Harris (@martinwharris) May 3, 2017
How much does Barcelona regret letting Dani Alves get away? Still so very good, and would have been a huge help to Barca this year.
— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) May 3, 2017
Dani Alves still doing bits, why did Barcelona let him go?
— ? That_Boy_Mr.C ? (@SMH_23) May 3, 2017
Barcelona got rid of Dani Alves cos he paid his Taxes kmt
— Musse (@game_musse) May 3, 2017
Really missing Dani Alves in a Barcelona jersey today. His passes are as scintillating as ever.
— Arnold Serame (@arnoldserame) May 3, 2017
Barcelona fans whenever they see Dani Alves assisting and Higuain scoring tonight pic.twitter.com/Cz9AmWY1a8
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) May 3, 2017
Look at Alves.
Barcelona are funny.
— Micah Fanimo ⚽️ (@MixahFanimo) May 3, 2017
Barcelona fans whenever they see Dani Alves assisting ? pic.twitter.com/fs9HD6Dl5B
— PRISON BREAK (@xxMellyGerrard) May 3, 2017
Alves was sold so Mathieu can play in Barcelona? ????
— Odogwu Akataka ? (@p_nator) May 3, 2017
— NextGame Sport (@NextGameSport) May 3, 2017
What do you think? Should Barca have kept him longer?