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Diego Alves savours Ronaldo penalty save

Diego Alves
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Diego Alves was delighted to save a penalty from Christiano Ronaldo at the weekend and says it has been a great week.

The 29 year old goalkeepr has been celebrating a call up to Dunga's Copa America squad and backed it up with a solid game as his Valencia side drew 2-2 with Real Madrid.

"It was a special moment. I managed to play well in a decisive moment. It was a shame we couldn't see out the victory, but the result was important. I am happy to have helped my team, everyone encourages me in this club. This is a great season for me, both for my club and Seleção including the call up for the Copa America."

Alves has now saved 16 of the 37 penalty kicks he has faced.


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