Dani Alves: 5 Reasons the Barcelona Full-Back Is in for a Stellar Season

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Dani Alves: 5 Reasons the Barcelona Full-Back Is in for a Stellar Season
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Dani Alves enjoyed a fine game against Levante

Dani Alves couldn't have asked for more. 

A goal, incisive movement and interplay, and a steady contribution throughout Barcelona's seven-goal demolition of Levante was a great personal introduction to La Liga 2013/14.

It's a level of performance that the player must be looking to maintain right across the season to ensure that the right-back position remains his own.

Bleacher Report's very own Tre Atkinson argued back in January that Alves no longer deserved to be a starter, whereas another Bleacher stalwart Sam Tighe correctly identified the player's defensive qualities during the Confederations Cup.

Clearly, Alves still divides opinion. 

Let's take a look at why this author believes the Brazilian is in for a special few months.

 

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