Serie A goalkeeper Alberto Brignoli scored a
historic 95th-minute goal as his team
Benevento drew level with Italian giant AC
Milan to create record for his team and the
Milan were leading 2-1 against the league’s
bottom side when Brignoli made a superb
move into the opposition’s box and headed
home Danilo Cataldi’s free kick to end the
Brignoli’s equalizer earned his team the first
Serie A point in its history and ended a record-
breaking run of 14 defeats.
No team in the history of Europe’s top five
leagues has lost more games at the start of
the season than the Serie A debutant.
Speaking after the encounter, Brignoli who is
on loan from Juventus admitted that he knew
little about the goal.
“There was nothing to lose. I just closed my
eyes and jumped; it was a goalkeeper’s goal,
not a forward’s goal.
“I’m not just happy for me but for everyone.
We’ve lost so many games undeservedly with
goals in the 90th minute but now it’s our turn
to celebrate,” Brignoli said.
The 26-year-old Brignoli is playing in Serie A
for only the ninth time, and the team’s
Reports say his injury-time goal sparked wild
celebrations and left the opposition manager
proclaiming that a knife wound would have
been easier to tolerate.
Brignoli had never scored a goal in his career
and had a fairly unremarkable career.
He is on loan from Juventus, though he has
never played for the champions since joining
them in 2015 and he has had loan spells with
Ternana, Sampdoria, Leganes and Perugia
before joining Benevento this summer.