The result was another deep embarrassment to big-spending Milan who were playing their first match under new coach Gennaro Gattuso, their fiery former midfielder, after sacking Vincenzo Montella. Gattuso succinctly summed up his feelings by saying: “It would’ve been better to be stabbed.” Milan twice led but were pegged back after Alessio Romagnoli was sent off for a second booking in the 75th minute. Brignoli went up to join the attack after his side won a free kick in the fifth minute of stoppage time and, as the ball was whipped in, he met it with a flying header into the bottom corner of the net to spark wild scenes at the modest Stadio Ciro Vigorito. The 26-year-old became the first goalkeeper to score in Serie A since Massimo Taibi for Reggina in 2001. “I’m not just happy for me but for everyone,” he said. “We’ve lost so many games undeservedly with goals in the 90th minute but now it’s our turn to celebrate. “It’s a dream to be in Serie A although we hoped that it would have turned out better than this. “There was nothing to lose. I just closed my eyes and jumped. It was a goalkeeper’s goal, not a forward’s goal.” Alberto Brignoli, far left, celebrates Benevento’s equaliser.Source:AP Alberto Brignoli is the centre of attention after his late heroics.Source:AFP Gattuso was far from happy with the late intervention. “It certainly burns, it hurts. It would’ve been better to be stabbed,” he said. . “It hurts to concede goals like that. We suffered in the last 15 minutes but we conceded a strange goal. I would never expect to concede from a goalkeeper in the 95th minute.”