Brasileirão: Bernard scores but sees red in Mineiro defeat
Atlético Mineiro star Bernard endured a disastrous turn of fortune against Atlético Paranense on Wednesday as the visitors snatched a 2-1 victory after he netted a late goal and was sent off.
The Brazil international had previously admitted that the game could be his last for the club as he edges closer to leaving the Copa Libertadores champions, after Shakhtar Donetsk had a €25 million offer accepted.
And it looked as though Bernard would leave the Mineirão with the perfect parting gift as he slammed the ball home in the 80th minute to make it 1-0, after a fantastic run and through ball from Neto Berola.
The young winger removed his shirt to reveal a message reading “Once to Die” and was hoisted up onto the shoulders of Marcos Rocha.
However, Bernard was then shown a second yellow card for the celebration and he bid an emotional farewell to the fans.
Things went from bad to worse for the hosts as Paranense went on to score two goals inside the last four minutes and snatch three points.
Zezinho released Éverton down the right of the box with a clever pass and the midfielder fired past Victor, before he battled past two defenders and crossed for Ederson to flick past the keeper.