Barca Vs Atletico Madrid: An "Unusual Hattrick" For 38-year-old Dani Alves

1 year agoSun, 06 Feb 2022 17:43:52 GMT
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Barca Vs Atletico Madrid: An "Unusual Hattrick" For 38-year-old Dani Alves

A 38-year-old Brazilian international, Dani Alves, was red-carded on Sunday when Barcelona clashed with Atletico Madrid at Camp Nou in a LaLiga match.

He was given the marching orders following Video Assistant Referee (VAR) review for a foul on Yannick Carrasco. 

The red card came when he had already made an assist and scored for the Catalans who eventually won the match 4-2.

Only three players have scored, assisted and been sent off in a LaLiga game since the start of the 2016/17 season. These are:

Victor Ruiz vs Athletic Club (2017); Mikel Merino vs Espanyol (2019) and the man himself, Dani Alves vs Atlético (2022).

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Atletico were the first to score through Yannick Carrasco. 

Jordi Alba equalled terms almost immediately. He got the assist from Dani Alves.

Gavi later headed in a cross from Adama Traore to give Baraca a 2-1 lead.

Ronald Maraujo made it 3-1 just before halftime.

Dani Alves made it 4-1 but Luis Suarez scored against his former club to make it 4-2.

This is the first time Atletico Madrid have conceded 4+ goals in a LaLiga game for the first time since December 2012 (also vs. Barcelona). 

Gabon striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who joined Barca from Arsenal on a free transfer, made his debut replacing Adama Traore who is back at Camp Nou on loan from Wolves.

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