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Submitted by Sahil 1017d ago | news

Bayern not better than Barcelona, says belligerent Dani Alves

The Brazilian defender has admitted that the Bundesliga champions deservedly progressed but feels they are not necessarily the better team

Dani Alves believes that Barcelona's 7-0 aggregate defeat against Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the Champions League does not necessarily mean that the Bundesliga champions are the better team. (Barcelona, Bayern Munchen, Dani Alves, UEFA Champions League)

jak3y13oy  +   1017d ago
7-0 in two games.. not better ;)
neoragex  +   1016d ago
Yes, better both the nights not overall better.
Ben Dover  +   1016d ago
Barca got humiliated and slaughtered on both nights. Even if they played 10 matches, Bayern would've won each and every of them.

Yes currently Bayern is indeed better than Barcelona.
Sahil  +   1016d ago
True, bayern were all over Barca. Maybe if they get a Quality CB and a striker, we could see them beating the likes of Bayern.
Corepred4  +   1017d ago
Something about Brazilian football players that just make them say the stupidest things. Dani Alves got it early I guess.
Sahil  +   1016d ago
I take it, you're not Brazilian then. ;P
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vulcanproject  +   1017d ago
Bayern caught Barcelona at the perfect time- Messi not really fit, Puyol and Mascherano out.

That's only 3 players but 3 very significant key ones. You take the 3 key players from any side and it is severely weakened.

What is Man City without Aguero, Kompany and Toure. Or Madrid without Ronaldo, Ozil and Alonso. Much weaker sides.

If Barcelona had a fully fit 11 they would give Bayern a better game, although I do think Bayern have turned the tide. Maybe not quite as dramatically as 7-0 over 2 legs would suggest though.
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Nes_Daze  +   1017d ago
I agree, and I still think even putting Messi in that away game was dumb, you could see him bending over at times, Bayern defenders knew they didn't have to do much to cover him, it worked against PSG but it was never going to work with Bayern. I still think Bayern would've won out either way, just not 7-0 in aggregate as you stated.
neoragex  +   1016d ago
Who would you say United three key players are?
Sameh  +   1016d ago
This season? Van Persie, Carrick and Ferdinand.
Sahil  +   1016d ago
Anderson, Nani, Kuszczak.
lando786  +   1017d ago
Oh Dani Alves.... of all the idiots, in all the idiot villages, in all the idiot worlds, you stand alone, my friend.
delicia  +   1016d ago
He's not only idiot, everytime I see him play, he sucks. Barcelona should get a replacement for this idiot.
Sahil  +   1016d ago
If you're saying Dani Alves sucks, you need to watch some more football, I mean Moooorrrrre.
delicia  +   1016d ago
@Sahil
Yes, I've seen maaaany good football players, I'm brazilian and I know a thing or two about football, so you can be sure that A LOT of people think like I do. Sure, Dani Alves may be a good player, but I've seen better, A LOT better, dozens of times.
Nes_Daze  +   1017d ago
Dani Alves needs to accept the fact that they lost to the better team...regardless of the disadvantages barca had. Bayern played a smarter, and more fierce season, they deserve it!
dennett316  +   1016d ago
That's what happens when you're used to winning I suppose...you become an extremely bad loser unable to give credit where it's due.
When you've been so thoroughly outplayed, it's hard to claim you're the better team. A better team would be able to cope better with the loss of a few key players. Manchester United only lost the title to Manchester City on goal difference last season, despite so many of their central defenders being injured throughout the season...they had greater strength in depth than Barca do it seems. Are Barca a one man team...surely not?
lando786  +   1016d ago
Was I the only one expecting the sprinkler system to be turned on at the end?
Sahil  +   1016d ago
lol.. comment of the day.

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