In Daniel Alves’ debut, Barcelona faced Boca Juniors in a friendly match in honor of Maradona and ended up losing on penalties.
Daniel Alves is back! Barcelona He took the field for the first time. This Tuesday (14) the Brazilian played with the Blaugrana team in a friendly match against him Boca Juniors. But after a draw in normal time, the young Brazilian lost a penalty kick and Boca won 4-2.
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The match, which was held in Saudi Arabia, had its primary objective to honor Diego Maradona, who died in November 2020, as the ‘Maradona Cup’.
The 38-year-old Brazilian full-back has received praise for his performance. The newspaper “Marca” analyzed, through its columnist Jaime Rincon, the departure of Daniel Alves.
“He played 90 minutes – at a friendly pace, yes – he offered options on the ball, made several dangerous moves in the area and was always a balancing act with his teammates. But he must have been crying thinking about those tables with Leo Messi,” says the columnist.
“In the second half, he acted as a captain, fell more in the middle and, of course, advanced his position to ease defensive commitments in the final stage of the match. With all these nuances and limitations, which are predictable on the other hand, his benefits are staying above the rest that occupied it. Corridor on the right side,” the columnist continues.
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