Lucas Paquetá was visibly moved as he dedicated his debut Milan goal to the young players who died in the Flamengo academy.
The Brazilian came up through the same Flamengo academy that burnt down this week, killing 10 teenage players and a club employee.
“It has been a very difficult time,” he told Sky Sport Italia after scoring in the 3-0 win over Cagliari.
“I am living a dream playing for Milan and scoring my first Serie A goal, but it was also a dream for me to be in the Flamengo youth academy and I can’t forget those who were experiencing the same thing.”
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