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24.03.2015 Sports News

Miracle at Maracana: Rain offers assist for Flamengo goal in Brazilian league

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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!

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