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Football: Replacement 16-year-old scores for Santos; Corinthians stunned

Published on Aug 22, 2013 6:17 PM
 

RIO DE JANEIRO (REUTERS) - Sixteen-year-old Gabriel, only included at the last minute because another player used a nasal decongestant, scored a late goal to give Santos a 1-0 win over Gremio in the Copa do Brasil.

And three players were sent off, as Corinthians slumped to a controversial 1-0 defeat at third-tier Luverdense, and Everton Ribeiro scored a stunning goal to help Cruzeiro beat Flamengo 2-1 in Wednesday's round of 16 first leg games.

Gabriel said that he only went to Vila Belmiro to watch the Gremio match with his father, having trained earlier in the day with the youth team.

"I was playing a video game at home and came to watch the game with my father and only knew I would play when I got here," he told reporters. "It was a present."

 
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