Thiago Silva left distraught as he’s forced off in Champions League final

Chelsea star Thiago Silva was left visibly upset as he was forced off in the first half of the Champions League final.

Silva was the oldest player on the pitch as he started against Manchester City in Porto, but the former PSG ace didn't last to the break.

Silva went down innocuously though originally played on following some treatment from the Blues medical team.

Though he was soon down on his haunches again and this time it was game over for the defender.

It was an apparent groin injury for the 36-year-old, who was consoled by his team-mates as he left the pitch.

Silva was then seen covering his face while sitting in the stands following Andreas Christensen replacing him.

Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton said on BBC Radio 5 Live: "Sad, really sad for Thiago Silva, he is such an important player for Chelsea.

"It didn't look like a contact injury where someone gives him a kick, more overstretching while jumping for the header."

Silva had been massively looking forward to the clash having previously played for Porto.

He had said: "It is difficult to express in words the whole meaning of all this.

"Achievement is a daily goal in my career and often we don't understand some decisions or facts, but I want and am enjoying this special moment God is providing me in this place that has to do with my life story.

"To be back in a Champions League final so quickly means a lot. You could say it is a surprise gift.

"Until last year I had never been in a Champions League final, and now I have been in two in a row. It is very special.

"Football always brings us a lot of emotions and sometimes in a quick, even unexpected way, and when you do something you love, with all the necessary sacrifices, this gift undoubtedly has a much greater meaning."

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