There were sad scenes at the Camp Nou on Wednesday night after Barcelona’s Champions League dream died.
Juventus held the Catalans to a goalless draw in Spain to advance into the UCL final four winning 3-0 in aggregate.
The result proved hard for Neymar to handle, as the Brazilian star immediately welled up after the final whistle blew.
When Alves went over to Neymar, the Juve right-back whispered in the Barcelona star’s ear. But what did he say?
In a post match interview, Alves revealed he told Neymar the following:
I told him that this is football, that’s just the way it is.
I already told him that I didn’t want to take on Barcelona for all that we had gone through together, but that in these situations you have to leave feelings aside.
Everyone defended their club colours and Neymar needn’t be sad. It’s just a defeat and he has to move on.