The tears flowed following Spurs' magnificent comeback win against Ajax on Wednesday night.
It was the latest episode in a dramatic week of football which began on Monday night with Vincent Kompany's thunderbolt winner against Leicester and continued on Tuesday with Liverpool wiping out a three-goal first leg deficit to KO Barcelona.
That Spurs would write the next chapter looked unlikely at half-time. 2-0 down on the night and 3-0 on aggregate, they looked dead and buried with Ajax playing some beautiful football.
Up stepped Lucas Moura, the Brazilian signed 15 months ago from PSG. Emulating Gini Wijnaldum on Tuesday, Moura hit a quickfire double to level the second leg. Still, another was required and it came in the dying moments of injury time as Moura completed his hat-trick, finding the bottom corner of André Onana's net following a hopeful punt forward.
On the pitch after the game and in his post-match interview with BT Sport, Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino shed tears. And so did Muora while speaking to Esporte Interativo.
The Brazilian broadcaster allowed Moura to listen to the commentary of his goal, a moment which elicited an emotional reaction.
É IMPOSSÍVEL VOCÊ NÃO SE EMOCIONAR! @LucasMoura7 assistindo à narração do @jorgeiggor após a classificação HISTÓRICA do @SpursOfficial para a final da @ChampionsLeague é para QUEBRAR O TWITTER! 🎙️: @ArthurQuezada #CasaDaChampions pic.twitter.com/uHGXyqQZaO
— TNT Sports Brasil (@TNTSportsBR) May 9, 2019
"This game is the most emotional of my life, for sure; three goals in a semi-final of the Champions League is amazing." Moura told beIN Sports after the game.
"I'm very proud of my teammates, I think we deserved it. We are really a family, we fight a lot.
"Hugo [Lloris] and Moussa [Sissoko] told me before the game that I would score today. It's a gift for all the supporters.
"It's the moment that all players want to have, they all want to play in the final of the Champions League. We've already showed that in football, everything is possible. We believe that we can win."