Dani Alves finishes PSG's cup win in goal 3 years ago

Dani Alves finishes PSG's cup win in goal

This is ridiculous.

Paris Saint-Germain strolled to another victory on Tuesday night. They recorded a 4-1 win over Sochaux in the French Cup, Angel Di Maria scored a hat-trick and it turns out a team from the French second division is no match for a Qatari-owned enterprise, funded by petrodollars.


However, Dani Alves wasn't content with the fact he earns more than all of the Sochaux players combined, or that his team had made such light work of their opponents. No, Alves seemingly saw this as the perfect opportunity to take the piss out of his fellow professionals. In stoppage time of the tie, PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp received a red card for taking out Yoann Touzghar as the Sochaux forward ran through on goal.

Qatar FC had used all of their substitutes, so an outfield player would have to jump in goal for the final few seconds. When this occurs, a tall outfield player, usually a central defender, often jumps in goal - John O'Shea did it for Manchester United against Spurs 10 years ago, and Phil Jagielka filled-in for Sheffield United against Arsenal back in 2006.

PSG had Thiago Silva, who is 6ft, and Presnel Kimpembe, who is 6ft 2ins, on the pitch, as well as Thomas Meunier, who is 6ft 3ins. However, Dani Alves put on the 'keeper's jersey and gloves, and jumped in goal for the final few seconds - he's 5ft 6ins, and one of the smallest players on the pitch. Alves then started trying to organise his wall, like he was a veteran goalkeeper. Unfortunately, the Sochaux player didn't score with the free-kick.

The depressing thing about this is, if Alves was PSG's goalkeeper for the rest of the season, they'd still win the league. You can watch the incident here: