Juventus manager Massimilliano Allegri has lauded defender Dani Alves for his impact in the match against Porto.
Alves came off the bench to replace Stephan Lichsteiner and scored the second goal in the 2-0 away win over Porto in the first leg of the last-16 fixture.
Allegri explained why he replaced the Switzerland defender in the match, handing the Brazilian the opportunity to put them in command of the fixture.
“Dani Alves replaced Lichtsteiner, who was booked when we went in front, so I had to play safe in that situation,” he said.
“Alves is a champion, a guy with a great will and enthusiasm who won a lot.
“Entering in the last 20 minutes in the way he did, shows that he is an example and a very professional player.”
Alves, 33, has made 17 appearances in all competitions this season, having left Barca in June.