The flying full back says his team is pleased to have topped the group, according to

Barcelona defender Daniel Alves has insisted that the victory was never in danger after his side beat Dynamo Kiev 2-1 away in their final group game of this season`s UEFA Champions League.

It took a late free kick from Lionel Messi to guarantee the three points for the champions after Xavi had scored in the first half to cancel out Artem Milevsky`s early opener for the hosts.

"We knew our chances would come and that the qualification and even the victory were not in danger," Alves stated, before highlighting "patience" as the key to success for his side.

"It was important to keep possession because they fell back and the home support grew impatient."

The Brazilian full back also said that topping the group and ensuring the second leg of the first knockout round will be played at home was important for his side.

"We are happy because the next round will be decided at Camp Nou," he noted.

By Paul Madden,