It was decided by a late Di Natale penalty, but the captain chose to chip it – the same style that saw Maicosuel’s effort saved in the Champions League preliminary round shoot-out with Braga in August.
“Obviously I didn’t know Toto’ was going to take it like that, but when I saw the ball in the net I celebrated.
“I took a long time to accept the Braga result, because I believe I’ll never reach the Champions League again. Losing that opportunity really hurt me, but an intelligent person must look forward. I will admit for a few days I didn’t even want to hear the name Maicosuel! Then I realised these things can happen and he’s doing great work for us.”