- Raphinha has paid tribute to his fellow countryman Ronaldinho who lost his mum to coronavirus
- The Brazilian winger helped Leeds United defeat Southampton by 3-0 to record their 200th Premier League win
- The 24-year-old has scored five goals and made five assists this season since joining the club last summer
Raphinha was among the scorers in Leeds United's 3-0 win over Southampton in a Premier League match played at Elland Road, Mirror.
The Brazilian marked Leed's 200th win in the English topflight division with a free-kick from 25-yards with six minutes left to play.
And after scoring the goal, Raphinha took his shirt off to pay a tribute to mother of the Brazilian icon Dona Miguelina Eloi Assis dos Santos.
Video of Chelsea star turning into Messi for 10 seconds during Champions League win over Atletico Madrid
The winger who has been Marcelo Bielsa's signing of the summer paid tribute to Ronaldinho who lost his 71-year-old mum.
The Leeds boss was full of praise of the 24-year-old who scored his fifth Premier League goal of the season:
“He’s a player who unbalances teams by himself.
“He’s very attacking, very competitive. He provides a mixture that is not very common because he works a lot and on top of that, he is creative and can unbalance teams.
“As a coach, I can add very little to his game. The best thing you can do with players who are so spontaneous is to let them be themselves.”
Leeds moved to tenth on the league standings and they are looking like earning remaining at the topflight division ahead of next season.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Lionel Messi has sent Ronaldinho a touching message via Instagram after his former Barcelona teammate’s mother passed away aged 71, Give Me Sport.
Lionel Messi has sent a heartfelt message to his former Barcelona teammate Ronaldinho following the death of his mother Miguelina Elói Assis dos Santos.
The 71-year-old passed away due to complications suffered from COVID-19 during the past weekend.
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