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Dani Alves looked almost embarrassed after scoring freak goal for Juventus

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For all the success Dani Alves has had throughout his career as one of the world's best full-backs, the Brazilian has never been particularly known for his goal-scoring qualities.

Indeed, his most prolific season to date was back in 2008/2009 when he snagged five goals for Barcelona. However, through six games for new club Juventus this season, Alves already has two goals to his name.

The second in just six appearances came in bizarre fashion, though, as he stepped up to take a free-kick against Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League last night. Scroll down to see the freak finish, as well as Alves' almost embarrassed reaction.

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The veteran full-back does have a bit of a reputation for his ability from set pieces and, with Juve already 3-0 up against their Croatian opponents on Tuesday night, he was given the opportunity to show his dead ball skills in the 85th minute.

However, we're pretty certain what happened next wasn't what Alves had planned. The calamity of errors began as the Brazilian's shot struck the wall and ricocheted high into the air. Then Zagreb's 'keeper Adrian Semper - and the laws of physics - got involved...

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As you can see from Alves' 'celebrations', he was more amused by the goal than anything else.

It surely has to be one of the strangest, and luckiest, goals the 33-year-old has scored in his career to date. No fewer than two people touched the ball before it found the back of the net after all.

Hitting the ground running

The former Barcelona star won't mind too much, though, as he continues to adapt quickly to life in Turin.

Having notched two goals in the space of seven days, the veteran doesn't look like he is slowing down any time soon despite saying goodbye to Barca after an eight-year spell.

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And, in signing for Juventus, he hasn't downgraded too much either. The Old Lady's impressive 4-0 win in Europe last night means they currently top Group H on goal difference ahead of Sevilla.

Meanwhile, back in Italy, they have taken their almost mandatory position at the top of Serie A after securing five wins in their first six games.

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