Oeste goalkeeper Fernando Leal was the toast of the terraces in Brazil this weekend, after the veteran stopper scored a 94th minute diving header to secure a 1-1 draw with Avai.

The 31-year-old speculatively made his way upfield into the opposition's penalty box, for one final throw of the dice, after his side had won a corner deep into injury time.

And, after a pinpoint delivery by set-piece specialist Jovany, the Brazilian acrobatically got his head on the end of the cross, to bullet the ball past his opposite number, into the bottom corner.

As Leal wheeled away in attempted celebration of his first ever career goal, it wasn't long before the goalkeeper was mobbed by his team-mates, who proceeded to pile on top of the surprise goalscorer.

For a long time it looked as though Oeste would get nothing out of their opening Brazilian second division clash, after Avai sat comfortably on their 1-0 lead.

Marcio Diogo was the man who put the visitors ahead with just five minutes on the clock at the Idenor Picardi Semeghini Stadium.

However, it was the hosts that had the last laugh thanks to their newfound hero Leal, who adds his name to a growing list of Brazilian goalkeepers showing they have expertise at both ends of the field.

Watch Fernando Leal's acrobatic effort in the video below - with thanks to 101greatgoals.com for bringing the incident to our attention - and feel free to share your favourite goalscoring goalies in the comment box provided!

 

 

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