You can't blame 20-year-old Bernard for being a little emotional.
Early into his career he is preparing to leave his homeland in Brazil for a new venture, but remains unclear whether his future lies in England, Portugal or even Ukraine with Shakhtar Donetsk.
He expected his final game to be last week's Copa Libertadores win over Olimpia, but a week on he remains contracted to Atletico Mineiro, with a report that he his sale to Arsenal had been agreed proving so far false.
So he was back in action for Mineiro last night against Atletico Paranaense, club of former Arsenal youngster Fran Merida, who was not selected once again.
Predictably Bernard ended up scoring the winner, a rifling shot after latching onto a superb cross-field ball, firing in from the left wing.
What happened next was farcial. He jumped on a teammates shoulders, took his shirt off in celebration, and was promptly handed a second yellow card.
The dismissal increased the likelihood the game will be his last for Mineiro with a suspension to come, and would mean he leaves on a bittersweet note.
It was all a bit much for the youngster, who welled up with tears Gazza style as he trudged off the pitch.
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