Thiago Silva, From Zero to Hero
London – Wheels one’s fate can change quickly, can in a matter of hours, minutes, or even seconds. Just ask it to Thiago Silva, who in an instant change of prisoners to be a hero.
It happened in the last 16 second leg match of the Champions League between Chelsea against a team captained by Silva, Paris St-Germain, at Stamford Bridge on Thursday (12/3) pm dawn.
When the game goes into extra time 2×30 minutes after a 1-1 draw in normal time 90 minutes. Gary Cahill scored in the 81st minute returned five minutes later by David Luiz.
Silva then finished “defendant” when the ball corner kick into the penalty box in the 96th minute to force the Brazilian defender touches the ball with his hands, in an aerial duel with Diego Costa.
Referee Bjorn Kuipers mercilessly pointed to the spot and penalty Eden Hazard able to outwit Salvatore Sirigu to bring Chelsea winning 2-1. After Hazard make goals, the camera immediately visible highlight Silva’s face could not believe what he had just done fatal.
With these conditions clearly PSG knocked out and they will inevitably have to make one more goal to get rid of the Blues through on away goals.
When the time showed 116 minutes, PSG got a corner kick after Thibaut Courtois headed Silva dismissed earlier. Thiago Motta sent a long ball into the crowd of players and opponents precede Silva to head the round leather.
The ball bounced off the far post parabolic Chelsea goalkeeper stopped Courtois tried but failed and was turned into a 2-2 score. Silva also celebrates his goal with so emotional because I know it will bring the team score to qualify.
In the end it is PSG who escaped with a 3-3 away goal aggregate advantage and for the third time in a row Laurent Blanc’s side it appears in the quarterfinals.
“I was led to a penalty for Chelsea and I kept thinking about it afterwards. I had to fix my mental. The goal was to end so incredible for me, for the club. We have to continue like this. It’s an amazing game,” said Silva on the site Official team.