London: Nani wept with emotion after scoring an outrageous 30-metre goal for Sporting Lisbon in their 2-0 over Gil Vicente on Sunday.
The Portugal winger, on loan from Manchester United, controlled a throw in with his head and then unleashed a vicious, dipping shot which flew into the top corner, midway through the second-half.
The 28-year-old was overcome with emotion, clearly weeping as he was mobbed by his team mates "It was a goal like any other," he told reporters.
"I received the ball, saw the goal, shot and I was lucky." "I thought about myself and everything that I have gone through," added Nani, who was born in Cape Verde and had a tough upbringing in Lisbon after his family emigrated to Portugal.
"It`s personal stuff, that nobody knows about." Junya Tanaka had opened Sporting`s account when he bundled the ball home with his thigh following a corner early in the second half. Sporting are third in the table with 47 points, nine behind Benfica who beat Moreirense 3-1 away on Saturday. Second-placed Porto (49) face Boavista on Monday.