The evergreen defender is now 37, but is still going strong in Serie A as Parma look to challenge for a spot in next season’s Europa League, having just been promoted back to Italy’s top-flight last summer.
Trailing at home to Chievo today, the Yellow and Blues needed a slice of magic to get back into the match, and that’s exactly what their Portuguese international came up with in the 53rd minute:
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What a goal from the man Bruno Alves for Parma!
Better than Messi's free kicks yesterday? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/SgBkGweoFQ
— Eleven Sports (@ElevenSports_UK) December 9, 2018
Alves showed just how proficient he was in dead-ball situations during his time at Ibrox last season, particularly in the final Premiership match of the campaign away at Hibs.
However, Alves was quickly moved on after Steven Gerrard’s arrival in June and it seems the move back to Italian football is definitely agreeing with him.
What do you think of the goal?