Kevin Pogorzelski Date:24th December 2020 at 1:59pm
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Junior Messias gave Crotone the perfect Christmas present, playing a crucial role as they rose from the foot of the Serie A table, and was named Player of the Week for Round 14.

Lo Squalo Calabrese overcame Parma 2-1 at the Stadio Ezio Scida on Tuesday evening to send fellow strugglers Torino bottom, with the Brazilian scoring both goals.

In the first top-flight meeting between the two sides, the 29-year-old controlled a low cross almost instantly and fired past Gialloblu goalkeeper Sepe to give the hosts a 24th minute lead.

Then, just before half-time, Messias bettered his first effort, controlling a lofted pass on his chest and lobbing the bouncing ball precisely over a helpless Sepe.