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Santos 16-year-old understudy scores winner

  • Reuters, Thursday, August 22, 2013 4:24 PM

Gabriel, a 16-year-old youth player called into action to aid short-handed Santos in a Copa da Brasil game against Gremio, scored in Santos' 1-0 win.

The boy said he had gone to the game as a spectator, 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," Gabriel said. "It was a present."

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