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Dani Alves the blushing bride and Balotelli's new boots - Ligue 1 Social

14:00 GMT+3 05/02/2018
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The PSG man returned to action alongside his 'bad boy' co-star Neymar while the Italian forward found a novel way to thank his nearest and dearest

Dani Alves made his return to action with Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday against Lille after several weeks out due to suspension.

The Brazilian veteran has had a good deal of time on his hands since he was sent off for dissent against Lyon, and it does not take too much for the right-back, whose catchphrase on social media has become 'good crazy', to do something mad on Instagram.

This week’s antics, however, have been extreme even for the former Barcelona and Juventus star.

Playing the blushing bride, dressed all in white, he throws a bouquet of flowers over his head to his waiting friends. In the background, a song is playing, with the lyrics 'Say your daughter can be mine' prominent. 

It proved to be a successful return to action for Alves, who teamed up with Neymar to help PSG to a 3-0 away win at Lille.

On his Instagram post celebrating the victory, he was in musical mood once again, with the lyrics to the popular comedy movie ‘Bad Boys’.

“Bad boys, bad boys Whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do When they come for you?” he posted. Given he was just coming back from a ban and Neymar had courted controversy over a fake handshake earlier in the week, it seemed very apt. 

Neymar, meanwhile, showed off his free-kick skills by scoring a fine set piece against Lille, firing a powerful, bending shot into the net from the edge of the area.

But the superstar striker also showed he is an accomplished model, picking out a few of his favourite shots of the week on his Instagram feed.


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Kylian Mbappe, meanwhile, has been more focused on football. He welcomed new signing Lassana Diarra to the club with a post on his Instagram feed that included the former Real Madrid midfielder. 

Tagged simply “Hey”, the attacker was caught trotting out for training at PSG’s Camp des Loges with the midfielder.


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He clearly enjoyed himself at training this week, posting this video of a particularly successful exercise for the attacker.


A post shared by Kylian Mbappé (@k.mbappe29) on Jan 27, 2018 at 7:54am PST

On the south coast, Mario Balotelli’s Nice side fell to a 1-0 defeat against Toulouse, though their talismanic striker was not available due to a ban.

Nice have yet to win in the league this season when Balotelli has been absent, yet when he returns to the field he will have some special boots to wear.


A post shared by Mario Balotelli (@mb459) on Jan 30, 2018 at 1:32am PST

His supplier has given him a pair that have the names of all of those people special to him stitched into them in various locations, with the flags of Ghana and Italy present. 

The attacker will hope they bring him luck next week, when Nice tackle Dijon in the league. Meanwhile, PSG will go to Toulouse, while Sunday night’s big game sees Lyon host Rennes.