Barcelona full-back Dani Alves has the last laugh after an imbecilic Villarreal fan threw a banana onto the pitch while he preparing to take a corner.

I don’t know who threw the banana but I want to thank him. It gave me the energy to put two more crosses in for our goals.”

Alves did indeed supply the crosses that allowed Barcelona to come back from a 2-0 deficit, before Lionel Messi supplied the coup de grâce late on.