Chelsea centre-back Thiago Silva has been compared to Diego Maradona.메이저놀이터
Chelsea lost 0-1 to Dortmund in the first leg of the round of 16 of the 2022-23 season European Football Association (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) held at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany on the 16th at 5:00 am (Korean time). .
Chelsea started with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Kai Havertz was located in the front line, and Mihailo Mudriq, Joao Felix and Hakim Ziyech were in charge of the second line attack. Behind them, Enzo Fernandez and Ruben Loftus-Cheek handled the ball rotation, while the back four was formed by Ben Chilwell, Kalidou Koulibaly, Thiago Silva and Rhys James. The goal was kept by Kepa Arrizabalaga.
The match was tight. The home team, Dortmund, led the game with a high possession, but failed to create any significant chances. Rather, Chelsea shook the net first. In the 16th minute of the first half, in the chance to attack a free kick, James’ ball hit Silva and went straight into the goal.
However, Silva immediately made a gesture to convey his apology. This is because Silva reached his hand high in the process of making a header, hit it with his hand, and scored. But the referee was adamant. The referee immediately warned Silva. Silva protested, but the decision was not changed.
Silva’s actions were reminiscent of Maradona in the past. The British ‘Mirror’ said, “Silva transformed into Maradona in the match against Dortmund. Silva finished with Maradona-style handball.” Maradona managed to lift her left arm to touch the ball and shake the net during an aerial duel in the quarterfinal match against England at the 1986 FIFA World Cup in Mexico.
Silva’s scoring has many different aspects from Maradona’s ‘hand of God’. First of all, Silva made a gesture of admitting his fault right after his goal. His goal was also disallowed. However, Maradona was delighted and celebrated after his goal at the time. After defeating England, Argentina went on to win the championship and made a mark in football history.
Meanwhile, Chelsea did not create any scoring opportunities other than Silva’s foul. Rather, they faced a crisis by conceding the opening goal. After conceding a counterattack in the 18th minute of the second half, Chelsea lost 0-1, conceding a goal to Karim Adeyemi. Chelsea will have a revenge match in the second leg to be held on the 8th of next month.