BELO HORIZONTE – In the dressing rooms of Barcelona, Daniel Alves received a nickname that he took for himself as a philosophy of life.
“They used to call me crazy.” I said I was a good nut.
That’s how he became the “good crazy.” This guy does not follow standards. Do not expect him to be a trivial right-back. Dani Alves, who is the owner of the Cafu race and the quality of Jorginho, showed on Tuesday in Brazil’s classification against Argentina for the Copa America final, how valuable the freedom he has received from Tite in the Brazilian national team. From the incandescent classic played in Mineirão, the image that remains is that with the spectacular dribbles of Dani Alves in the play of the first Brazilian goal, paving the way for the victory by 2 to 0.
An eclectic and fan of many musical styles, Dani Alves could ask himself in a famous verse: “What am I going to do with this freedom?” For he supported, built plays, stole balls, argued with Argentines, led yellow and was almost sent off. A historical performance of this player of 36 years who definitely assumed the captaincy of the Brazilian team because of the mischief of Neymar.
With all this inspiration, Brazil kept the dream of winning a title at home and disdain of such a ghost that prowled the Mineirão in the 7 to 1 of the 2014 World Cup. Contributing once again to the increase of the drought of titles of Argentina, Brazil now awaits the winner of the semi-final between Chile and Peru to know who will make the Sunday final in Maracanã. While continuing in the parish, as in the Copa América editions of 1995, 1999, 2004, 2007, Argentina will reach 27 years without an achievement of the main selection.