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Former Barcelona player discharged from the club following his arrest for an alleged sex attack at a nightclub.

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Former Barcelona player discharged from the club following his arrest for an alleged sex attack at a nightclub.

According to Mexican media, former Barcelona defender Dani Alves has been removed from the Pumas squad after being arrested in Spain for an alleged nightclub sexual assault.

According to Mexican media, former Barcelona and Brazil player Dani Alves has been dismissed from the squad of Liga MX club Pumas after being arrested in Spain for an alleged nightclub sexual assault.

The 39-year-old, the most decorated player in history, was arrested on Friday (January 20) after a woman accused him of sexual assault.

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However, once a court acknowledged it had begun a formal investigation, he proclaimed his innocence in a Spanish TV appearance, insisting: “I don’t know who this lady is. I don’t know her name, I don’t know her, I’ve never seen her in my life.”

That came after the footballer said he had been at the nightclub in question late last month when the alleged crime occurred.

According to local media, Alves, the oldest Brazilian to play in a World Cup, has been released from his obligations at Pumas and UNAM, the clubs he joined in July.

Last season, Alves returned to Barcelona for a second stint, making 17 appearances and scoring one goal under former teammate Xavi.

Alves was caught at an unannounced location on Friday and escorted to a police station in the Les Corts neighborhood to make a statement.

“A man accused of an indecent assault at a nightclub in Barcelona late last year has been arrested,” a spokesman for the regional Mossos D’Esquadra stated.

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“He has now been taken to court after making a statement to police. It will be up to the court now to decide what measures to take.”

Fernando Cevallos of Fox Sports first reported the news of Alves’ release, a day after a spokesman for the investigating magistrate confirmed on Thursday that Alves, who was not named, as well as the woman had not yet been questioned in court.

It emerged earlier this week Alves flew to Spain from Mexico with the permission of Pumas after the mother of his model wife Joana Sanz had died.

UNAM Pumas confirmed in a statement: “We regret the death of the mother of Joana Sanz, wife of our player Dani Alves. We send our most sincere condolences.”

Former Barcelona player discharged from the club following his arrest for an alleged sex attack at a nightclub.

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