Alaba, nine years after that hand at the Bernabéu

On April 25, 2012 it went down in the history of the Champions League like the day that Sergio Ramos threw his launch from the penalty spot into the clouds in the shoot-out that the Bayern, and not the Madrid, certified the pass to the grand finale of that season. But that same day, long before the meme-generating action with the camero as the protagonist, David Alaba he hoarded the photos for another mistake. It was when barely five minutes of the game had elapsed that an innocent hand of the Austrian, then 19 years old, facilitated that Cristiano Ronaldo made a 1-0 from eleven meters that momentarily classified the whites. That could morally sink that young left side of the Bayern Munich, but not much less did it. Praise he recovered and was one of the best of the game in what served as his great presentation to the general public.

It has rained ever since. Quite. Y David Alaba It has only evolved, seeing all the talent that it treasured then turned into solvency and security in the rear. He can continue to act as a left-back because at 28 he still hasn’t lost a bit of his top speed, but he does it more in the center of the rear as the quarterback of this Bayern Munich.

At the end of this season he will leave the Allianz Arena. He has already confirmed it himself. We’ll see if he signs for him Real Madrid, the Barça or some Premier team, but what is clear is that the team that gets hold of it without paying a transfer for it may well say that it has moved correctly.

His match this Wednesday in the confirmation of the pass of the Bayern to the quarterfinals of the Champions after getting rid of Lazio it does nothing but endorse it. He did everything right. Both initially being central and later incorporated into the core as a result of the exchanges carried out by Flick. Interceptions, most long passes completed (5/7) and ultimately a 93% success rate in the deliveries to put the icing on the cake by signing the assistance in the final 2-1. That hand in the Bernabeu was an anecdote for a Praise who has a long way to go in the football elite.