Advancing to the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds by beating a team that hadn’t lost this season?
You could forgive Shakhtar Donetsk manager Paulo Fonseca for feeling like a hero, even if that isn’t the reason he donned the mask, hat, and cape of Californian legend Zorro.
No word on whether he refers to Bernard as Tornado.
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Shakhtar ended Manchester City’s 22-match unbeaten run on Wednesday, scoring a pair of first half goals and holding on to win 2-1 in Ukraine.
Fonseca had made a promise to dress as Zorro if Shakhtar advanced into the knockout rounds, and he was true to his word. Even his interpreter popped on a mask. From the BBC:
“This is the most joyful press conference of my career,” Fonseca, who was recently linked with the Everton job, said.
“I feel great joy. I think not only Shakhtar’s supporters but all Ukrainians have to be proud of our team.”
The 44-year-old has managed Porto and Braga before taking the reins at Donetsk last season, where he’s since lost just seven times.