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Dani Alves on playing against former team Barcelona

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Former Barcelona player Dani Alves admits facing the Blaugrana at Camp Nou was  “painful”.

Alves was one of the 11 that stopped Barcelona from advancing to Champions League semifinals.

“It was tough, but I am happy for the club and my teammates,” he told reporters.

“This night does give me a bittersweet feeling, because coming here brings back so many good memories from my time in this stadium and to see your friends sad is an odd sensation.

“It’s painful, but this is part of our profession.

“Neymar? I told him that this is football, that’s just the way it is.