Moreirense earned themselves a valuable point in their ongoing fight against relegation by battling to a 0-0 draw with Primeira Liga leaders Porto on Tuesday evening.
However, after surviving 95 minutes unscathed, things very nearly went pear-shaped for the hosts at the death when Abdul Waris popped up to score what looked like being the winning goal with the final touch of the match.
However, the referee reviewed the Porto goal using VAR and ultimately decided to rule it out for offside…
Moreirense then held on for the final few seconds to secure a thoroughly impressive draw, though this all came as news to their goalkeeper Jhonatan, who only discovered that Waris’ goal had been disallowed during his post-match interview.
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In trying to keep Porto at bay, the Brazilian ‘keeper was clobbered by Waris and spent a couple of minutes lying on the ground in a state of semi-consciousness.
Talking to a reporter after the match, an obviously still-dazed Jhonatan seemed confused about the conclusion of the tie…
Jhonatan: “We were working on defensive tactics this week because we knew of Porto’s quality, of their forwards, but unfortunately, like I said, there’s a feeling of sadness, because the team deserved to leave with points and unfortunately we couldn’t.”
Reporter: “The match finished 0-0. I don’t know if you realise that? You don’t understand the final result?
Jhonatan: “I thought that last (Porto) attack was a goal.”
Reporter: “It seems I’m giving you new information, are you happy now you know?”
Jhonatan: “Yes, now I’m happier. In the last play I hit my head and I’m still a bit dizzy.”
You may not be surprised to learn that several Portuguese papers reported Jhonatan was subsequently taken to hospital for a concussion assessment.
Judging by the glazed look in his eyes in clip above, we can only imagine it came up positive.