Miracle at Maracana: Rain offers assist for Flamengo goal in Brazilian league
Flamengo's Alecsandro has only Mother Nature to thank for scoring the first of his two goals against Vasco da Gama on Sunday.
Flamengo were able to jump out to a 1-0 lead after the opposing goalkeeper tried to roll the ball to a defender, completely misjudging how water-logged the Maracana pitch was following a heavy downpour in Rio de Janeiro.
The ball didn't even make it halfway to its target, and Alecsandro just had to pounce for the easy finish.
Hey thanks, rain!