Joao Pedro showed great generosity after Cagliari’s extraordinary 4-3 win over Parma, consoling his former teammate Jasmin Kurtic.
His teammates were celebrating in wild scenes after the Sardinians went from 3-2 down at the 90th minute to winning 4-3 with Gaston Pereiro and Alberto Cerri goals in stoppages.
This result to all intents and purposes dooms Parma to relegation, as it will now be incredibly difficult for them to get back into the running.
While Cagliari were quite rightly partying on the Sardegna Arena turf, their captain Joao Pedro sat silently on the pitch next to distraught Parma player Kurtic.
He didn’t need to say anything, just say by his side on the pitch and gave a reassuring hand.
The pair have known each other for many years, going back to their time at Palermo.