There are events that are just bigger than life. Yesterday (Wednesday), we got one like this. Against the background of Milan’s dramatic 0-1 draw against Atletico Madrid, he hid an inconceivable story about a 30-year-old Brazilian guy who until a few years ago was on his way to a completely different life.
When he was 23, Junior Messias played in the fourth division in Italy, but made a living from a completely different career. The Brazilian, who last night scored Milan’s winning goal over Atletico in the 86th minute, served as a messenger and leader of refrigerators. Now, it can be said with confidence that he has found the right profession for him.
“I saw the ball coming, I did not think twice and shot it in. I dedicate the goal to my family and friends in Brazil, and to the people in Milan who believed in me,” he said. Junior Macias Excited after leaving his team with a chance to qualify for the quarterfinals.
“I’m happy with the result, we had to win and keep working, but there is still a lot to do,” the Brazilian said, adding a personal aspect, “I have to stay humble, it’s the biggest achievement of my life, but I have to keep a balance.”
Thanks to Macias’ accurate shot, Milan achieved their first victory of the season in the Champions League and rose to third place in the second house at the expense of Atletico Madrid. With 4 points at their disposal, the Milanese will have to beat Liverpool (who have already secured first place) to overtake Porto second in the table, which has 5 points.
Due to Milan’s challenging rival in the next round, the one who can benefit from the no-man’s land is Atletico Madrid. The Colchoneros, who also have 4 points, will meet Porto for a battle that could give birth to whoever finishes second at home and with the extra ticket to the quarter-finals.