- Dani Alves was attacked with baking ingredients to mark his 33rd birthday
- The Brazilian appears to have been a victim of a new club tradition
- Alves helped cover compatriot Adriano in flour and eggs in October
- Barca will retain La Liga title if they win their two remaining games
The three-time Champions League was greeted by balloons and a cake from his model girlfriend Joana Sanz before training, but had to settle for the raw ingredients from his colleagues.
(From left) Rafinha, Adriano, Dani Alves, Douglas and Neymar pose after an egg and flour assault
The right-back is covered in egg and flower by fellow Brazilians Rafinha (left), Adriano and Douglas (right)
Barca forward Neymar (right) takes a picture with Alves after the stunt at training on Friday
Birthday boy Alves (right) poses with egg on his face with team-mate Arda Turan on Friday morniniAlves seemed to see the funny side grinning in pictures with the culprits including Neymar, Arda Turan and Rafinha on Instagram.
The Barca veteran might have known what was coming for him, having taken part in an identical assault on fellow Brazilian Adriano
The 33-year-old celebrated with cake, balloons and a party hat with model girlfriend Joana Sanz
Alves played a part in the same prank on fellow Brazilian and team-mate Adriano (centre) in October
Barcelona went on an uncharacteristic skid in April, losing three league games to surrender their 10-point advantage in La Liga and being knocked out of the Champions League by Atletico Madrid.
While they are still top of the table on account of their head-to-head record with Atletico, Luis Enrique's side are level on points with Atletico and just one ahead of their Real Madrid.
To rub salt in the wounds, it will be a Castile club that takes Barca's Champions League crown with Atletico and Real set to meet in the final in Milan on May 28.
Barca will retain La Liga if they win their two remaining games at home to local rivals Espanyol and away at Grenada.
Alves (left) battles for the ball with Dani Ceballos during Barcelona's 2-0 win in La Liga on Saturday