Fernanda Maia was just a normal girl last week, albeit a frighteningly good looking one. And then she took to her place as ball girl in the Campeonato Carioca final between Botafogo and Vasco de Gama.
Botafogo were 2-0 when Vasco de Gama cleared the ball into touch in the Maracana. Rather than slowly fetching the ball, Maia immediately threw the ball to a Botafogo player who took a quick throw in to Sebastian Abreu. Abreu ran down the touchline and crossed for Maicosuel to score a third goal.
Playing down her role, Maia said: “I didn’t score the goal. Maicosuel did. He is quick and smart. I did what I always did”