Camp Nou, Barcelona /
To the Pumas they could have given them an unforgettable 6-0 win, but Dani Alves “didn’t lose” with the university students because the Brazilian he went to celebrate with the Barcelona playerswho raised him in their arms, made him the so-called “manteada” and he even raised the Joan Gamper Trophy.
Despite the scandalous defeat of those from the National University at the Camp Nou and while his teammates tried to digest what had happened before a gale disguised as Blaugrana, Dani Alves was invited by the catalans to lift the trophy symbolically, this as a thank you for everything that the South American achieved in the club.
Dani Alves lifts the Joan Gamper despite losing to Pumas. (EFE)
In fact, this pre-season match for Barça served to honor Dani Alveswho was between 2008 and 2016, adding all the possible titles at club level with the Catalans, highlighting the mythical season of the Sextete in which he shared with the current Spanish coach, Xavi Hernández, as well as with other stars such as Lionel Messi , Andrés Iniesta, Carles Puyol and the Mexican Rafael Márquez.
After the trophy ceremony, the squad surrounded Dani Alves to make him the “manteada”, which is throwing it into the air with your arms so that the people in the stadium will cheer you on. For this moment, there was no one from Pumas on the field.
This has received divided opinions on social media. On the one hand, there are those who are happy for the tributes to Daniel Alves da Silva in Barcelonawho call him a “football legend” and that with the game over it was valid to give this important treatment to the Brazilian.
On the other hand, Some Pumas fans were upset with Dani Alvesof whom they said it seems that “It was worth mothers” the humiliation of 6-0 at the Joan Gamper Trophy and was very smiling, showing a supposed “lack of sensitivity” for his teammates, coaching staff and board of directors.
The truth is Pumas must return to Mexico this Monday because the next Saturday August 13 they play against America in one more edition of the Clásico Capitalino at the Estadio Olímpico Universitario, with the university students in tenth place in Liga MX with 8 points and the Águilas in penultimate with a sad 4 units.