Thiago Silva committed an absolutely avoidable child penalty that was about to cost Chelsea the final in the Club World Cup… and FIFA, in an absolutely incomprehensible way, ended up choosing it the best of the tournament, which has been played in the United Arab Emirates. After the victory of the Blues against Palmeiras (2-1, with goals from Lukaku Y Havertz from the penalty spot in extra time), handed over the Ballon d’Or to the veteran Carioca defender. The Silver one went to the striker Dudu (Palmeiras) and the bronze medal, which completed a podium only made up of Brazilian players, went to the promising Daniel (Palm trees).
Chelsea’s best footballer in the final was, without a doubt, César Azpilicueta, the captain of the Londoners, who Barça has on their agenda for next summer. It was he who forced the penalty that ended up deciding the final and, with which the page was turned to the maximum penalty committed by Thiago Silva.
THIAGO SILVA IS A RECIPIENT
When Chelsea had opened the scoring, with an imperial header from Lukaku, and Palmeiras were groggy, Thiago Silva took a penalty in a safe shot. In an aerial ball divided with the Paraguayan Gustavo Gomez, he opened his arm and the ball ended up hitting him. An action typical of a youth, committed by a 37-year-old defender, who Tite insists on taking the Seleçao and that everything indicates that it will be in Qatar 2022. Something that causes panic in Brazil.
This is the third time in his career that Thiago Silva has committed a penalty of these characteristicsrising recklessly with his arms open upwards, because it does not serve him to win the position of the opponent and ends up having disastrous consequences.
The first time was the 2014-15 season, with PSG, precisely against his current team, Chelsea, in the knockout stages of the Champions League. The second set, practically identical, came months later, in the 2015 Copa América, in Chile, in the quarterfinals against Paraguay, in a match in which Dunga’s team ended up being eliminated on penalties. And now comes the third that could have had dire consequences.