Goalkeeper scores to make history against AC Milan

Brognoli and his Benevento teammates celebrate after ending a 14-match losing streak

He is the struggling team’s goalkeeper, but his injury-time score sparked wild celebrations and left the opposition manager proclaiming that a knife wound would have been easier to tolerate.

Little wonder that Alberto Brignoli’s historic 95th-minute leveler for little known Serie A side Benevento against Italian giant AC Milan made headlines.
Big-spending Milan was leading 2-1 against the league’s bottom side when Brignoli made a hopeful dash into the opposition’s box and headed home Danilo Cataldi’s free kick.

‘Goalkeeper’s goal’

The goalkeeper’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.
To rub salt into Milan’s wounds, Brignoli — who is on loan from Juventus — later admitted that he knew little about the goal.
“There was nothing to lose. I just closed my eyes and jumped,” the 26-year-old, playing in Serie A for only the ninth time, told reporters.
“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.”

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