The Italian club reached its second Champions League final in three years after Dani Alves inspired Juventus to a 2-1 win over Monaco on Tuesday (9th May).
In the 33rd minute, Alves set up Mario Mandzukic’s opener and got on the score sheet himself on the stroke of halftime with a fantastic volley as Juventus swept to a 4-1 victory on aggregate.
With a smile, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said,
“Three months ago, some people wanted to strangle Dani Alves.But when a player is good, he’s good in June, September and the following June… he hasn’t turned mediocre. Anyway, Alves is not someone we’ve discovered in the past three months. He’s won 29 titles … I’m proud to coach all these lads because they are extraordinary, both on a technical and human level.”
As Juventus remained on course for the treble, Kylian Mbappe gained a consolation goal in the 69th minute for Monaco.
Juventus was in a similar point two years ago but it lost the final 3-1 to Barcelona. After he relieved past the Catalan team 3-0 on aggregate in the quarterfinals, this time, it could be Juve’s year.On June 3,it will combat with another Spanish side in the final in Cardiff, Real Madrid leads Atletico Madrid 3-0 ahead of Wednesday’s second leg match.
With this great win, Juventus are expecting to end a 21-year wait for a European trophy.
Allegri said,”It’s a path that started a long time ago. Everyone has grown: the club, the players, myself. Have to compliment everyone. From tomorrow we have to think about what we can do in these in 20 days.”
“It’s right to be enthusiastic, but we’ll take it one step at a time. We have to improve certain things, because this squad is capable of improving,” he added further.