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Dann610

The only explanation is that Dani Alves is an android. His work rate at his age is immense.


Ishdalar

Seriously, he's playing better than 6 years ago, what the fuck?


nigworms

It’s that Latino temperament


TriFolk

Lol. Who said this?


thebadger987

Jim Beglin said that infamous quote after Di Maria was sent off for PSG in the champions league this season.


captaincourageous316

It was last season. Second leg of the semi.


thebadger987

You right my bad lol


captaincourageous316

No worries


adeeness

Didn't he also call Etihad, Emptyhad this season😂😂 man sure has his moments


Claytonbigsbys

How’d he keep his job after that?


MyZt_Benito

Because this isn’t the united states? It’s a stupid thing to say but he apologized. Should he really lose his job because he said something stupid once?


bigdumbgummy

I dont think they'd even get fired for that here as there's a drive into deep left field by Castellanos and that'll be a home run


Claytonbigsbys

There’s stupid and then there’s xenophobic. I think someone should get fired for being xenophobic on life television


MaraudngBChestedRojo

Me when my Puerto Rican and Cuban girlfriend has two drinks and starts looking at me like she wants to gut me cause she remembered I dated other girls before her


LSRaymonds

He actually wants to play for you guys. That's the difference


MaTrIx4057

Probably because hes more motivated. The second he left Barcelona he didn't care much about football and you could see it in his play, even when he played for PSG and Juventus.


Filo83

Bruh at Juve he was godlike, best rb in the world probably, remember that volley vs Monaco in the cl semifinal?


MaTrIx4057

Yeah CL were the only games he cared about. In League he literally played like shit.


kokeiro

After seeing some closeups during the match I think he might be on coke


wallnumber8675309

Always hope I’m wrong but in sports I’ve come to assume that when things seems to be to good to be true it’s PEDs.


StarVeTL

yeah for sure but if one player is on PEDs it's very very likely they're all on PEDs so it kinda cancels out


notsoslim-jim

"Your roided up guy against my roided up guy"


wallnumber8675309

My point of reference on this is a friend that was a biathlete. Cross country skiing events were famous for doping but she refused to dope. She was 1-2 spots away from making the Olympics, which was her dream. There were definitely people on the team that doped. TLDR - Surely not everyone was kung fu fighting


SZJX

That’s an individual sport so not sure how comparable it is to a highly organized team sport like football.


wallnumber8675309

People that cheat to get ahead do so at the expense of people who don’t cheat. In a team sport, the cheater gets a roster spot that he couldn’t have gotten on his own and so someone has to get cut.


StarVeTL

oh i do believe you on that, but honestly, like the players we're watching and reading about here most of the time, most likely those are the ones who do make the olympics and do everything to get there all the way I'm not saying everybody out there is definitely 100% dirty but it wouldn't surprise me for a minute if it came out (which it won't, of course). biathlon is an insanely exhausting sport but compared to football it's just not a billion dollar industry and it isn't protected as much reputation wise. the pressure on the players and the clubs and the organizations is insane.


MaTrIx4057

Its like case with Lance Armstrong, the guy was on Peds but so were all of his competitors yet he was the one getting flak.


garkly

In the case of Lance Armstrong, he didn't just get flak because of his doping, he was disgraced for the way he did it. He literally ruined other people's lives to keep it a secret.


MaTrIx4057

The people he competed against also were all doping and being silent about it so it evens out.


[deleted]

The comment you responded to is literally explaining how it doesn't even out though lol


yrallusernamestaken7

But but hes bRaZiLiAn....they love to pArTy


AleixASV

After a shitty pass by Alves, Iniesta made a miracle at Stamford Bridge, and after a... shittier pass Pedri now does the same. I shudder to think about how he'll keep playing like nothing happened 20 years from now.


pmmerandom

don't know if i'd call it shitty .. more a beautiful mess


idkdontmatter

It was a Messi pass vs chelsea


FinalFrash

With my flair, I've my own opinions about him. But with that aside, has he overtaken Cafu as the best Brazilian RB?


satwickkv

Best ~~brazilian~~ RB ever


Apellom

Don't forget about Carlos Alberto Torres, he is 100% in this discussion, unless you mean "modern era" players only


EnchiladaInvestor

As a club player, absolutely. Internationally, Cafu is way ahead


[deleted]

I don't think that is even worth the discussion


satwickkv

Literally the opposite of Jordi Alba.


doxqwae

Fati injured again :(


JoelKr9

no contact injury too…


soHAam05

I think his career is done at this point, atleast whatever levels he could've reached is a thing of the oast. All those knee surgeries and now the psychological effects of repeated injuries off the back of a long term injury is too much for any footballer to handle


[deleted]

Lowkey getting r9 vibes. <\3 I really hope that isn’t the case at all


DragoerChampion

I don't know why you're getting downvoted. I think it's pretty clear that his body simply isn't up for it. That obviously isn't his fault, but it's the reality none the less. His career so far has pretty much been a cycle of; 1 - get a few games where he plays well and scores a few goals. 2 - get a long term injury that keeps him out for a few months. 3 - Finally return from injury after months and then repeat at step 1 again.... If he's already having these problems now at age 19, then just imagine how it's gonna be when he gets older... I have a hard time seeing him ever complete a full 45+ game season as a starter without getting injured. That doesn't mean he can't have a good impressive career in his own right, but the dream that he can become this big world beater on the same level of Messi, Ronaldo, Mbappé, Neymar etc is gone...


MrVegosh

Kinda weird saying his career is over when he is just a teenager


mifaraS21

I feel the same way. It’s so fucking sad


[deleted]

Don't say that, i remember even messi was injury prone in his teenage years, anything can happen. Fati seems to have a good work ethic just wish him for the best


MyZt_Benito

There’s nothing wrong with Ansu psychologically, the kid scores in the first game after he’s been out for months.


GSNadav

You can't know that, many players report about psychological problems after an injury - losing confidence in their bodies, playing safer because they are afraid, etc. Scoring a goal doesn't mean shit in that regard.


Guy_with_Numbers

The damage is not so obvious. Talented players can often return from injury at their normal level.


LordLychee

Barca flairs couldn’t handle such a comment. Sadly, the amount of injuries the kid has had is dangerous for a career. I’m all too familiar with situations like his. Disappointing


SkolVikes17

What a braindead take


[deleted]

Not brain dead when you look at players like Van Basten or R9…


du0t0ne

39 year old assisting a 19 year old with a bicycle kick


cortez0498

Damn, Pedri wasn't even born when Alves went to Sevilla


tomatotom999

Wtf...


oneandonlyA

I wonder what the world record is for the biggest age gap between two players assisting-scoring in professional football.


StarVeTL

whoever's been on kazuyoshi miura's team the last couple years probably holds the record


ayonicethrowaway

Don't they have a striker who's like 50?


Gooochh

That would be the guy he is talking about yes.


ayonicethrowaway

Oh lmao I thought I was the team name


Far-Term8667

Just Barca things


McAnonimo

Wtf is happening with reddit?


Aru10

Not enough American goals to pay for the servers


Roseradeismylady

Dest just got subbed in he'll rescue reddit


PedanticSatiation

Dest gonna do them a solid in a couple minutes.


Dio_my_senpai

Yea servers are fucked


Lutzelien

Ah nice, it's not just my internet


lastdyingbreed_01

Pedri broke Reddit! /s


BigFatNo

Reddit is like in the top 20 most used websites in the world I think, and yet they still manage to have absolutely dogshit reliability. Crashes are basically par for the course


Best_Cook

Pedri goal broke the servers


mntgoat

The two goals crashed reddit. For a little bit I thought everyone just abandoned the match thread in the barca sub.


rocket_randall

Not in Xavi's plans at the moment


InsignMertenCallejon

It's down a bit :(


lospollosakhis

Apollo not working for me but the official Reddit app is.


ImRBJ

Who knew the best replacement for Dani Alves would end up being Dani Alves


Fati25

He was literally terrible yesterday Absolute liability He has incredible PR


Pek-Man

At which point do we start questioning whether it's the individual skill of the players or the system? We keep saying this about literally every player that we put in our defense. Alba? Shit. Alves? Shit. Dest? Shit. Roberto? Shit. Piqué? Shit. Lenglet? Shit. Mingueza? Shit. All of those players can't be shit on an individual level.


tarantellagra

As a madrid fan, I love this & hope he keeps having great PR


Sensitive-Talk-8487

U not wrong


Z_Hajrullahu

He hasnt played in so long. Since hes been back hes been our best player these two games


AppaThaSkyBison

what a pass from dani


wisdom591

Calculated pass


Dark-X

It really appears to be. He went for an overhead but changed his mind mid-jump & crossed it beautifully.


EmptyReply5

What is this? Captain Tsubasa??


Dark-X

Oh, hundred percent.


goatvaro_goatrata

It literally was though


Supersaiyansub

Why chase a 15 year old who does bicycle kick when 38 year old Dani Alves does that


Hmyzak01

The golden boy!


watanabelover69

And that overhead pass from Dani Alves was amazing.


Far-Term8667

One of the best assists in a while for sure


IamVenom_007

Pedri reminds me of Iniesta. So many similarities.


surbell

Reddit is the most poorly maintained social media site


AerysOW

First hazard then pedri. The football community is unbeaten


tiger1005

Fati injury ruined my mood


arroiuqlu

Holy shit Dani Alves. What a legend. Greatest fullback of all time.


ANINETEEN

Makes you think if Alves really needed to leave a few years back


C11PO

He didn’t. They were being bitches about him


MaTrIx4057

They should have given him what he wanted, he would have never left.


Funky_Monks

Goal broke reddit, needs more awards


Dann610

Pulisic hasn't scored in a while.


Xagrext

Real iniesta regen, 90+3 and equalizer goal


soccerdude2014

What a fucking pass from Dani alves


anusFati

Pedri broke reddit


Roseradeismylady

Absolute gem my boy


madh46

What an assist. Let's gooo


cadrianzen23

Can someone get a streamable mirror? This one has ads and is not friendly to iMessage


snaptagram

THE FUCKING EXTRA TIME MAN


Lechuga1998

Barca is getting saved by a child and a grandpa wtf


Bentic

Barca is like the guy who takes hit after hit but always stands up again.


vivyao17

Captain America?


icestrok

Nah Pulisic goes down if someone runs quickly past him


soccerdude2014

What a fucking pass from Dani alves


Best_Cook

What an assist by DANI ALVES!!!!


NovacElement

Goal so good it crashed Reddit


[deleted]

Pedri loves ExtraTime !!!! :P


Cowdude179

Alves bicycle kick assist, insane


AnOscarForLeo

Incredible assist


foxomo

And some said that Dani is done


Z_Hajrullahu

He hasnt played in so long. Since hes been back hes been our best player these two games


HippoBigga

Golazoooo cabronesssssssss


Best_Cook

the golden boy !!!!


athars_theone

It's PEDRIIIIIIIIIII and Bilbao fans cover their eyes in horror!!


ddottay

What a play from Dani Alves


InsignMertenCallejon

What an assist lol


abir971

wow.. onlyy 2 awards


Taylannnnn

imagine dest trying that


Best_Cook

He would miss the ball


Nitrox0

People talk about Mbappe and Haaland, but this kid flies under the radar so much. He will be in that category in a year or two as the most sort after youngster in the world. He's so fucking good, fuck!


FlaccidSWE

Nothing short of a miracle Barca is still in this game. Athletic are miles ahead both structurally and in intensity.


Chiswell123

That’s very harsh


AMajali

But true... The only one from Barca who looks like he belongs on the pitch is Pedri.


FlaccidSWE

But true. Barca are doing really poorly today. They just can't play out of pressure...


StepBrother7

Lucky af,glad it didnt matter in the end.


Hero_Select

Pride in defeat ♥


Tedinasuit

That man has the funniest voice ever


TheSingleMan27

Assist so great reddit went down in respect


loduca16

Whatttt


Anti-Melticus

Something bad is abt to happen to me


LeSabreToothCat

u/juststream_bot


fredisa4letterword

im new to football but why are they celebrating a draw