10 February 2012

The substitution of Alves, a new situation for him

The Brazilian played a key tactic in their double substitution copera against Valencia.

Dani Alves has experienced a new situation for him in the semifinal copera against Valencia, in the first leg at the Mestalla as in the Camp Nou yesterday in the second leg. The Brazilian was a substitute in both games, something he apparently did not expect but it engages. Alves understands the key decision Guardiola tactic, despite some disagreements in recent times because of a publicity event that Pep not allowed to attend on the eve of the Barcelona-Madrid quarterfinals.

The decision Guardiola of not having the Brazilian in two games played momentous as the fall to the levantinos in the need to strengthen the right wing to the threat posed by the presence of Jordi Alba and Mathieu , which caused many problems to the rear Barcelona in the league match between the teams played in Mestalla , which ended tied at two.

Alves started the match that night as an end in Barcelona with a defense of three, but after the break fell to its natural boundary on the right of defense. Once Barça had taken control of the game and completely dominated, again advance his position.

On the way to the whole levantino, last week, Guardiola sat Alves on the bench and opted to place Puyol and right back. In general, gave good results, although the goal came in Valencia getaway for that band. Alves came after 63 minutes by Alexis. Alves played against Real Sociedad and started again on the bench in the back copera. He entered also by Alexis at 85 minutes and two after he was admonished undoubtedly speed past. (via MD)