Bonucci full of praise for Alves

But there was never any realistic prospect of Monaco threatening to overturn the first-leg deficit as they lost the tie 4-1 on aggregate.

On Wednesday, the Champions League semifinals wrap up with Atletico Madrid going off at +160 at home against Real Madrid, who are a slight favorite to win outright on the road at +155 with draw odds going off at +245. "We haven't won anything yet and we're not in Cardiff". If Juventus boss Allegri wants to try the same trick in Cardiff, Alves will be his go-to man.

"I think we have a good chance of winning the trophy", Allegri said.


Trezeguet, now an ambassador for the Italian champions having represented them in is playing days, feels Juve now have the capability to stand toe-to-toe with Zinedine Zidane's competition holders.

The 34-year-old helped Juve into the Champions League final earlier this week and Bonucci has been impressed how he has changed his game.

Monaco's young team has earned a lot of admirers this season and coach Leonardo Jardim's task will be to keep his players together, especially with many top clubs following Mbappe. "I told the players after that I was very proud and happy. In three years time this squad will be 25, 30 percent better".


"This Juve is stronger than it was in 2015. He's been probably the most influential player in it".

Dani Alves joined Juventus as a free agent last summer and the former Barcelona star has added some more personality and technical skills to an already fantastic squad capable of winning five successive Serie A titles.

"He has given us experience and enthusiasm, he has taken a little time to understand Italian football and Juventus, but now he has reached unreal levels". Juventus is on its way to a sixth straight Serie A title this season and would like to establish itself as an worldwide powerhouse with a win in the Champions League.


The decision to snub Alves' return has come back to bite Barcelona, though, as Aleix Vidal, who was bought in as a long-term replacement for the Brazilian, struggled to live up to expectations before sustaining a season-ending injury.


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