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Brazilian club masseur jumps onto field, stops two shots on goal line (video)


In a close and hard-fought match-up in the Brazilian Serie D playoffs, Aparecidense defeated Tupi on away goals. But were it not for a timely intervention from off the field, Tupi would have won.

In the 90th minute, Aparecidense masseur Romildo Fonseca da Silva jumped onto the field while Tupi was on a breakaway and stopped two shots on the line. The only way to really comprehend it is to watch the video:

Aparecidense advanced to the Serie D quarterfinals with the win, but it has not escaped criticism even from its own president.

“My personal opinion is that it was wrong, but as president I will defend the club,” Wilson Queiroz Brasil told Brazilian outlet Estadão.

The result has yet to be overturned by Brazilian officials.

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