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A survivor from the Chapecoense plane crash just scored against Roma

Alan Ruschel, one of the survivors from the Chapecoense plan disaster, scored a penalty against the Italian club in a friendly match

You can just see how much this means to the entire team.

Alan Ruschel, one of three players to survive the Chapecoense plane crash, scored a penalty against Roma in a friendly match on Friday night, less than a year after the disaster.

71 people died on November 28 last year after the Chape plane crashed whilst en route to the Copa Sudamericana final, with just six people on board surviving.


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Ruschel was just one of three of the playing staff who survived, alongside Jakson Follman and Neto.

The Brazilian was just two millimetres away from becoming quadriplegic, and has since made a miraculous recovery and return to football.

So there were emotional scenes when Ruschel stepped up to take a 55th minute penalty, which he squeezed past goalkeeper Bogdan Lobont.

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Ruschel seemed overwhelmed by the occasion before stepping up and scoring the penalty, before pointing to the sky in honour of his former team-mates.

The friendly match was to aid with the club’s ongoing upkeep and recovery after the air disaster, with proceeds going towards the Brazilian club.


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