It’s playoff time to decide promotion in Brazil’s lower divisions, a time and place where absolutely anything can happen. Case in point: In the Serie D playoffs, a brazen staff member jumped onto the field to make an illegal save to keep his team from elimination!
Aparecidence were tied 2-2 against Tupi, but about to advance to the quarterfinal stage on away goals when Tupi striker Ademilson was clear on goal. Already having beat the goalkeeper, Ademilson was sure to score the tie-winning goal. Then, incredibly, a team masseur of Aparecidence stepped in to make two stops before running for his life and out of the Tupi stadium.
Aparecidence hung on for the aggregate victory, but Tupi are reportedly looking to appeal to the courts and have the result reversed.
The video evidence above leaves little doubt as to what happened.
(H/T World Soccer Talk)