Britain Soccer Football - Juventus v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final - The National Stadium of Wales, Cardiff - June 3, 2017 Juventus' Dani Alves looks dejected after the match Reuters / John Sibley Livepic Britain Soccer Football - Juventus v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Final - The National Stadium of Wales, Cardiff - June 3, 2017 Juventus' Dani Alves looks dejected after the match Reuters / John Sibley Livepic

First Champions League quarter finals without Alves since 2009

Fri, Mar. 9, 2018
CAIRO – 9 March 2018: Brazilian defender, Dani Alves, will miss the UEFA Champions League quarter finals for the first time since 2009 as his team, Paris Saint Germain, were eliminated from the round of 16 after losing to Real Madrid 5-2 on aggregate.

Alves, 36, joined Barcelona in 2009 from Sevilla and has since established himself as a key player in the team under their manager, Pep Guardiola.

Alves found success in Barcelona during his seven seasons at the club where he won three Champions League titles in 2009, 2011 and 2015.

In 2010, 2012 and 2013, Barcelona was eliminated from the semi-finals losing to Inter Milan, Chelsea and Bayern Munich, respectively.

In 2014 and 2016, Alves and his teammates were eliminated from the quarter finals after losing to Atletico Madrid.

Alves left Barcelona in 2016 to start a new journey with Italy’s giants, Juventus, where he established himself as a starting player with his new team.

Alves led his team to reach the competitions’ finals and they lost to Real Madrid 4-1 to lose the Champions League finals for the first time.
 
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