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Dani Alves' Reaction To Being Left Out Of Barcelona's Europa League Squad Revealed

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Dani Alves' Reaction To Being Left Out Of Barcelona's Europa League Squad Revealed

Xavi's decision to cut Dani Alves from Barcelona's Europa League squad has upset the player, according to a revealing report. 

​The La Liga giants were busy during the January transfer window, snapping up Ferran Torres, Adama Traore, Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang not to mention Alves. 

But UEFA rules set out that a team can only include THREE new players in their European squad after the winter market. 

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So, Xavi was left in a predicament following an active transfer window having left it late to secure the services of Traore and Aubameyang.

Both attackers made the Europa League squad, along with Torres - with Alves missing out. 

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Image: PA

According to Spanish outlet SPORT, Alves was left upset over the omission and didn't 'take the call particularly' well. 

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The report adds that the Brazilian is said to be very grateful to the club for bringing him back to the Camp Nou.​

But the 38-year-old is disappointed to have missed out on the opportunity to help his side in Europe.

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Image: PA

As a result, Alves will only be able to play for Barca in the La Liga - with Xavi's team currently occupying fifth place, one point behind fourth-placed Atletico Madrid. 

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As for their European venture, Barcelona take on Napoli in the tie of the round following their Champions League elimination.

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Image: PA

Alves, meanwhile, has played four games in all competitions since returning to Barca. 

Of course, the decorated right-back enjoyed a trophy-laden eight-year spell from 2008 to 2016, winning a host of silverware including three Champions League titles.

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Topics: Dani Alves, Xavi, Barcelona, Football

Nasir Jabbar
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