Dani Alves enjoys an emotional tribute from Barcelona as legend is thrown into the air by his former team-mates after returning to the Nou Camp with new club Pumas for the Joan Gamper Trophy
- Dani Alves returned to Nou Camp with new club Pumas UNAM on Sunday
- The legendary right-back left Barcelona following the expiry of his contract
- Alves received an emotional farewell from both supporters and players
- Barcelona beat the Mexican side 6-0 to lift the Joan Gamper Trophy
Barcelona paid tribute to legendary right-back Dani Alves after their final pre-season game against Pumas UNAM on Sunday.
The 39-year-old left the club in June following the expiry of his contract, which brought an end to his second spell with Barcelona.
Alves faced the Laliga side at Nou Camp for the Joan Gamper Trophy with new club Pumas and he received an emotional farewell from players and supporters.
Dani Alves was thrown in the air by former Barcelona team-mates following Sunday’s match
Prior to the match, Alves got a big cheer from fans as he came out to warm up. He returned the favour by signalling a heart sign while on Barca goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen’s back.
The Brazilian could not contain his emotions as he was brought to tears before hugging his old team-mates and president Joan Laporta.
He received a framed shirt with the number 431, representing the number of games he played for the club.
The emotional scenes continued after the game as he was thrown into the air by the Barcelona squad.
Alves took to social media to thank Barcelona, saying: ‘Gratitude and best wishes to you….. I love you so much!!’
The 39-year-old Brazilian hugged all his former Barcelona team-mates in an emotional night
Alves got a framed shirt with the number 431, representing the number of games he played
During his first spell with Barcelona, Alves won 26 major trophies with the club, including the Champions League, Club World Cup and LaLiga, scoring 21 goals in the process.
Meanwhile, Xavi’s side lifted the Joan Gamper Trophy with a 6-0 win over Pumas.
Robert Lewandowski, Pedri, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ousmane Dembele and Frankie de Jong all scored in a routine win.
Barcelona will start the LaLiga season with a home game against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday.
Barcelona marked their final pre-season friendly with a win ahead of Saturday’s LaLiga opener
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