Paqueta pays tribute to Flamengo fire victims: “It has been a very difficult time”

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan midfielder Lucas Paqueta paid an emotional tribute to the Flamengo academy following his goal on Sunday night.

The Brazilian was on target as the Rossoneri returned to fourth spot with a comfortable 3-0 win over Cagliari at San Siro.

He arrived at the far post to finish Davide Calabria’s cross well, and raised his hands to the sky in a tribute to the victims of the fire at Flamengo’s academy, which killed ten people.

“It has been a very difficult time,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“I am living a dream playing for Milan and scoring my first Serie A goal, but it was also a dream for me to be in the Flamengo youth academy and I can’t forget those who were experiencing the same thing.”

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