Watch: Luis Diaz’s father in tears as son scores twice against Brazil

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Luis Diaz’s father was in tears on Thursday after he watched his son score both goals for Colombia in a 2-1 win over Brazil in a World Cup qualifying match.

Wearing a Colombia top and a silver rosary, Luis Manuel Diaz fell on top of fellow fans in the stands of the Estadio Metropolitano, in Barranquilla, Colombia and wept next to his wife, Cilenis Marulanda, as he celebrated.

The 58-year-old was kidnapped in his native Colombia, but was reunited with his son on Tuesday.

Diaz cancelled out Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli’s fourth minute opener, heading home from a cross to make it 1-1 and sending the Colombia fans wild as they celebrated what was an emotional moment for their star.

After initially making a heart symbol with his hands, Diaz then gestured to his parents before covering his face as he tried to fight back the tears.

He continued to gesture towards his mum and dad as his teammates came and grabbed him to celebrate, with them all also visibly moved by Diaz’s goal.

But the best reaction of them all came from Diaz’s parents. TV footage of the game showed the pair grinning from ear to ear and Diaz’s father having tears in his eyes.

Another clip from the stands shows Diaz sitting back in his chair with his hands in the air and looking up to the sky in disbelief as he took in being able to witness his son’s achievement.

Earlier this week, Díaz and his father had both cried as they hugged each other for the first time since Díaz Sr’s abduction.

The victory meant that Colombia overtook Brazil in the South American standings for World Cup qualification, with Díaz’s side now in third place after five matches.

Brazil, who face Argentina next week, are now fifth. They have lost two consecutive World Cup qualifiers and are without a victory in three matches.

Elsewhere another Liverpool forward, Darwin Núñez, also struck for his country as Uruguay defeated Argentina 2-0 in Buenos Aires.

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