Friday 20 July 2018

Goalkeeper scores dramatic last-minute equaliser to get Benevento its first Serie A point

The team had lost all 14 of their games and were on course for another defeat.

Benevento goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli, left, celebrates after scoring the equalizer at the end of the Italian Serie A soccer match.
Benevento goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli, left, celebrates after scoring the equalizer at the end of the Italian Serie A soccer match.

By PA Reporters

Benevento has defied expectations in a finale to remember after finally grabbing their first point of the season.

The team had lost all 14 of their Serie A games and were on course for another defeat until Alberto Brignoli scored a dramatic equaliser.

The 26-year-old goalkeeper scored with a diving header in the 95th minute to seal the 2-2 draw with AC Milan by launching himself at a Danilo Cataldi free-kick and steering the ball past his Milan counterpart Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The build-up to the match may have been dominated by the return of AC Milan’s Gennaro Gattuso as manager, but the game will live long in the memory for very different reasons.

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