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The Brazilian defender put in a top-class performance in the second leg of Juventus 4-1 aggregate win over Monaco to advance to the Champions League final, scoring a brilliant goal in the process.

Dani Alves proved his critics wrong as he inspired Juventus to a 2-1 win over Monaco Tuesday to send the Italian club to its second Champions League final in three years.

José Mourinho famously allowed Samuel Eto'o - a two-time UEFA Champions League victor with Barcelona - to deliver the team talk ahead of Internazionale Milano's 2010 final success against Bayern München, introducing him with the words: "Now Samuel will tell us how we're going to win".

5 talking pointsJuventus dispatched of AS Monaco 2-1 to reach the final of the Champions League.

The performance came on the heels of excellent outings against his former team Barcelona in the quarter-final round, as Juventus ousted the Catalans 3-0 on aggregate.

"He is an alien, because only a great player and serious professional can change his style of play to adapt to ours as he has", Bonucci told Il Giornale.

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Antonio Conte's side want the veteran Brazilian to inspire them to win the European Cup next season in addition to adding depth to the squad.

Juventus, from Turin, is the team that most deserves to be in the final. "I don't think many are surprised this year after the run we've been on".

Mbappe has been this season's revelation both at home and overseas, reaching 25 goals in all competitions with his consolation effort in Turin, and he is grateful for the experience. It would hurt the Italian to lose it to another Spanish giant for the second time in three years. "I don't think there are any favourites". We can't take anything for granted because at this level you only need to make one mistake and you've let in a goal.

Juventus coach Massimilano Allegri feels the reigning Serie A champions have a very good chance of winning the UEFA Champions League title this season.

Alves, more usually fielded as a right-back, was brought in on the right side of the Juventus midfield in place of Juan Cuadrado, a position which allowed him to show all his attacking ability.