Chapecoense won the Brasileirão Série B title with a 98th minute Panenka penalty from Anselmo Ramon against Confiança at the Arena Condá on Saturday.
They went into the game 2nd behind América-MG and led 2-1 deep into stoppage time, a result that would have seen them finish level on points and goal difference.
Last night, Alan Ruschel – a survivor of the 2016 Chapecoense plane crash that killed 71 of the 77 people on board – lifted the Brasileiro Série B title as Chapecoense captain. pic.twitter.com/lRjM9OjD0x
— The Blizzard (@blzzrd) January 30, 2021
Having scored fewer over the course of the season, however, it left them destined to be runners-up – until this late spot kick, dispatched in outrageous style.
It comes just over three years since they lost multiple first team players, staff members and directors in a plane crash in Colombia.
ÉEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE CAMPEÃAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAO! É CAMPEÃAAAAAAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
POR MÉRITO, POR DIREITO, COM MUITA LUTA, A CHAPECOENSE É CAMPEÃ BRASILEIRA DA SÉRIE B!
VAAAAAAAAAAAAMOSSSSSSSSSSSSS CHAPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! O ÚNICO CATARINENSE NA SÉRIE A! pic.twitter.com/rRPK0eEecb
— Chapecoense (@ChapecoenseReal) January 30, 2021