Lucas Moura Gets Emotional Watching Brazilian Footage Of His Winning Goal
So apparently lightning does strike twice.
The world of football was just about recovering from Tuesday's incredible scenes, with Liverpool's comeback against Barcelona from 3-0 down, when Spurs managed the exact same on Wednesday night against Ajax.
If anything Mauricio Pochettino's men outdid their Premier League rivals, just 24 hours after one of the best comebacks in Champions League history, as they not only trialled 3-0 on aggregate but also 2-0 on the night.
At least Spurs knew they 'only' needed to score three times to go through on away goals but as the referee blew for half time on Wednesday it seemed almost impossible that there'd be an all English final.
Lucas Moura had other ideas though with the Brazilian forward bagging a hat-trick to give Spurs a 3-2 win on the night and a 3-3 scoreline after the two games, going through on away goals.
Moura's last was as dramatic as Sergio Aguero's famous Premier League winning goal in 2012 and after the match the Brazilian couldn't hold back the tears as he listened to the commentary of his goal from his home country:
É IMPOSSÍVEL VOCÊ NÃO SE EMOCIONAR! @LucasMoura7 assistindo à narração do @jorgeiggor após a classificação HISTÓRICA do @SpursOfficial para a final da @ChampionsLeague é para QUEBRAR O TWITTER! :microphone2:️: @ArthurQuezada #CasaDaChampions pic.twitter.com/uHGXyqQZaO- Esporte Interativo (@Esp_Interativo) May 9, 2019
It was a cruel loss for Ajax who had knocked out Real Madrid and Juventus on the way to the semi final and had delighted neutrals with their style and youthful team built on little money and home grown players.
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However Spurs have a similar outlook under Pochettino and considering they were close to going out in the Group Stages have done remarkably to get to the final.
An emotional Moura spoke to BT Sport after the match about how he was feeling, saying, "It's impossible to explain what I'm feeling. I'm very happy and very proud of my team-mates.
"Always believe in this moment. We gave everything on the pitch and deserved this moment - we are family. It's impossible to explain, a big gift from God I'd like to share with team-mates, friends and family.
"It's about not only me but my team-mates and teamwork. Everyone worked really hard. It's difficult to play here against Ajax but I always believed in my team-mates.
"Even without key players we did really well. We need to fight in every game like this.
"The football is amazing - it gives us a moment like this. We cannot imagine. It's the best moment in my career."
Expect the final to finish 7-6 after both Spurs and Liverpool have led by three goals. We've learnt that lighting can strike twice now so all bets are off.