A football team’s masseur ran on to the pitch and saved a certain goal to secure his team a place in the play-off semi-final of Brazil’s fourth division.

The Aparecidence employee sneaked on to the field with the score locked at 2-2 and opponents Tupi looking sure to score a last-minute winner.

He appeared to prevent two goal-bound shots crossing the line, before clearing the ball from danger.

Match officials apparently took no action and the masseur could be seen sprinting away as furious Tupi players aimed kicks at him, before escaping through a door into the stands.

His team look set to benefit from his intervention, as the rules mean they go through to the semi-finals despite the 2-2 draw because they were the away team.

But local media reported that Tupi officials planned to take the matter to court in an effort to get the result overturned.

source: skynews