Thanks to their victory over Atletico Madrid, AC Milan is still in the game to advance to the knockout stage of the Champions League. Junior Messias won him. His story is amazing.
The Brazilian appeared on the pitch in the second half. He scored the winning goal at the very end. In the 87th minute, he hit the goal with a header.
Messias made his debut in European cups. He came to Milan before this season with Crotone, which in previous competitions fell from Serie A.
It is even more remarkable that the Brazilian played at an amateur level a few years ago. To support himself, he had to work normally. He delivered household appliances to homes. He started playing at a professional level in Italy only recently. Three years ago, he was kicking a ball in the fourth level of the game.
– I am very happy with my performance and victory. We’re still in the game, but we’ve got a lot of work to do Messias said.
It was all instinctive. I was calm as the ball flew towards me. When you stay calm, you can do great things – said the footballer.
– What happened is the most important moment in my career. I must be humble. I can’t be depressed by criticism and excited about compliments. I dedicate this goal to everyone who believed in me Messias concluded.
The Brazilian has played very little this season. Before the game against Atletico, he had only made two league games. He stayed on the pitch for a total of 49 minutes.