'Nooooooo!!!' - Alves laments losing Messi assists record

The Brazilian has lost his historic provider tag to Luis Suarez, but he seems to have taken the news in good humour

Dani Alves has responded to losing his status as the player to provide the most assists for Lionel Messi in La Liga – and he is not happy.

The Brazilian was famed for his on-field partnership with Messi during nearly a decade at Camp Nou. 

Until Sunday, nobody had fed the Argentine more goals, with 26 of his 103 Barca assists falling straight to Leo's magical feat. 

All good things must come to an end, however.

Luis Suarez overtook Alves' tally of assists to Barcelona's talismanic forward when setting up Messi's goal in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Valencia, after Los Che had taken an early lead at Mestalla.

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The right-back, who now plays for Paris Saint-Germain – replied on Twitter to a post confirming the news by saying: "Nooooooo!!!"

The Brazilian followed up with two tears of joy emojis, though, suggesting he has taken former team-mate Suarez usurping him in good spirits.

Alves ended an eight-year stay with Barcelona to join Juventus in 2016 before moving on to French giants PSG a year later.