More than a goal: Aldo De Nigris (Monterrey) vs Club America

Just days after his older brother’s death, Aldo De Nigris marked the passing of his brother Antonio by scoring the winner in the Mexican league playoff between Monterrey and America on Saturday.

Mexican international Antonio De Nigris, aged 31, died of a heart attack in Greece on Monday. De Nigris was a member of Greek club Larissa at the time of his death.

The goal arrived early in the second half. Aldo De Nigris received the ball inside the America box and was immediately confronted by visiting keeper Ochoa, who came out to try and shut down the angle. But, with too much time and space, De Nigris had a host of options of where to place the ball before sending his shot into the back of the net.

After the match Aldo De Nigris spoke emotionally of his goal.

De Nigris: “I don’t just dedicate this goal to him, I’m going to dedicate my whole life to him because he was an example to everyone. “It was the most difficult match I have ever played because of everything we went through during the week; it took a lot out of everyone.”

Aldo De Nigris’ winner and emotional celebration for Monterrey can be seen here.