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Chapecoense survivor Alan Ruschel scores first goal since returning to football

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Ten months have now passed since the LaMia Flight 2933 disaster which tragically killed 71 of the 77 board, including most of the Chapecoense squad.

The Brazilian team were on their way to Medellin in Colombia for the first leg of the 2016 Copa Sudamericana when the plane crashed after running out of fuel.

Miraculously, six people survived the crash, including three members of the Chapecoense team.

Alan Ruschel, Jakson Follmann and Neto all recovered.

Follmann’s professional career was ended after one of his legs was amputated but he hopes to one day represent Brazil at Paralympic level. Inspirational.

Ruschel and Neto, meanwhile, remain members of the Chapecoense playing squad.

Video: Ruschel scores first goal since returning to action

And earlier tonight, Ruschel scored his first goal since returning to action in a friendly against AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico.

The 28-year-old stepped up and scored from the penalty spot to pull a goal back for Chape, who were 4-0 down at the time.

Watch it here…

What a lovely moment, that is.

Football fans on Twitter loved it

Here’s how Twitter reacted…

AS Roma also dropped a classy tweet...

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