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Juve Back In Champions League final

22 Mai 2017

Dani Alves said he will not change his approach to football, after his "crazy" style fired Juventus into the Champions League final.

Juventus defender Dani Alves produced an inspired display capped by a stunning volleyed goal in a 2-1 win over AS Monaco on Tuesday that took the Italians into their second Champions League final in three years.

The 39-year-old was in goal as Juventus lost 3-1 to Barcelona in the 2015 final at Berlin's Olympiastadion and didn't expect to have another shot at European glory.

Juventus outclassed Monaco yet again in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.

Juventus coach Max Allegri stuck with the same 3-4-3 formation that picked up a 2-0 win from the first leg, with the returning Sami Khedira pulled off after 10 minutes for Claudio Marchisio following a hamstring injury. We're loving the new system, so we just have to go to Cardiff and play the best game in the history of Juventus.

That 18-year-old player is Kylian Mbappe, the France forward who wasn't even born when Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon made his Serie A debut in 1995. It wasn't easy to go on the sort of run we've had in the Champions League.

Julien Laurens discusses teenage phenom Kylian Mbappe's potential transfer destinations, or if he'll remain in Ligue 1. However, the Bianconeri have strengthened as well, signing Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain, Mario Mandzukic and Miralem Pjanic - to name only a few.

It remains to be seen whether Monaco's leading lights will still be at Stade Louis II next season, with Jardim himself also linked with a move away, but the Portuguese was happy to reflect on a campaign of many positives on the continent.

Buffon had managed to keep the red-hot Mbappe quiet for most of the night.

The long road for Monaco began in July in the third qualifying round, and they had to overcome both Fenerbahce and Villarreal just to reach the group stage.

"Until then, nothing will disturb me and I think that I'm going to continue like that until the end of the season".

Assuming it is Real Madrid they face in Cardiff, it is a system that should suit against a side who tend to play on the front foot and don't always leave the back door locked.

Juve Back In Champions League final