VIDEO: Brazil's Endrick copies Messi celebration after late game-clincher against Mexico

Endrick came on to secure Brazil a late win against Mexico (Imago/Agencia-MexSport)


Endrick scored a last-gasp game-clinching strike for Brazil against Mexico (Imago/Agencia-MexSport)

VIDEO: Brazil's Endrick copies Messi celebration after late game-clincher against Mexico

Seye Omidiora 07:41 - 09.06.2024

The Real Madrid-bound sensation scored a buzzer-beating goal to spare Brazil’s blushes against El Tri.

Endrick saved Brazil the embarrassment of losing a two-goal lead against Mexico by scoring a 96th-minute winning goal in a 3-2 success at Kyle Field. 

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Mexico vs Brazil

Andreas Pereira put Brazil 1-0 up after five minutes and Gabriel Martinelli doubled the Selecao's advantage in the 54th minute, seemingly putting the game out of El Tri's reach. 

However, Julian Quinones halved the deficit with 17 minutes of the 90 remaining and Guillermo Martinez scored in the second minute of stoppage time to stun Dorival Junior's men. 

Endrick, introduced on the hour, was to have the final say, converting from Vinicius Junior 's cross in the sixth minute of added time to win Brazil the game in their first tune-up game before this summer's Copa America

Endrick vs Mexico
Vinicius Junior set up Endrick's game-clinching goal against Mexico (Imago/Agencia-MexSport)

The Real Madrid-bound 17-year-old then seemingly reproduced Lionel Messi’s celebration from a 2017 El Clasico against Los Blancos at Santiago Bernabeu after scoring a late winner in a 3-2 Barcelona victory.

What comes next for Endrick?

The 17-year-old’s move to Real Madrid effectively becomes official on July 1, 2024, even if he will be prohibited from training with teammates until after his 18th birthday on July 21. 

Endrick is with the Brazil squad for this summer’s Copa America in the United States, with the Selecao keen to record success in the continental competition for the 10th time. 

The teenager should play when Brazil play the USMNT in their next tune-up match on June 13 (June 12 in the USA) before their tournament opener against Costa Rica 12 days later. Subsequently, Brazil face Paraguay and Colombia in Group D.