Video: Brazilian striker celebrates first senior goal with backflip, sprains his knee, subbed off

Posted by Chris Wright

You can forgive Internacional striker Maurides for going a bit wappy after scoring in the 89th minute against America Mineiro in the Copa do Brasil on Thursday night, being as it was the 19-year-old Brazilian's first ever goal in senior football, though we sincerely doubt he'd celebrate it in the same way if he were given his time again.

Having added the third in the 89th minute of Internacional's 3-1 win, Maurides sprinted off into the corner and marked his landmark goal with an acrobatic backflip in front of the fans.

However, the young striker landed awkwardly on returning to terra firma, sprained his knee and had to be removed for the last few minutes of the game as he was unable to continue, duly leaving his side to see out the game with 10 men as Maurides himself was the last of Internacional's three allotted substitutes, having come on Diego Forlan just eight minutes earlier...

He may have broken his duck in terms of senior goals, but Maurides is going to have a fair old wait until he gets his second, with club doctors confirming that he is going to be out of action for the next three weeks at the very least.


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