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VIDEO: PSG defender who gave Chelsea hope celebrates 'knockout' blow

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Thiago Silva thoroughly enjoyed Javier Pastore’s last-gasp strike against Chelsea.

Ask the informed masses who the world’s best centre-back is, and you’ll hear Thiago Silva’s name come up time and time again.

There’s a reason ultra-wealthy PSG parted with €42m to prise him away from AC Milan in July 2012 - top defenders can win you trophies, and the Brazilian is as good as they come.

Even the best can hit a snag every so often, however, and Silva is no exception.

The 29-year-old’s rash challenge on Chelsea's Oscar on Wednesday evening allowed Eden Hazard to cancel out Ezequiel Lavezzi's opener from the penalty spot.

In the aftermath, the Blues looked on course to grab an important result in Paris that would boost their hopes of reaching the Champions League semi-finals - with Silva’s help.

It wasn’t meant to be for Jose Mourinho’s men, though. David Luiz’s own goal and a late stunner from Javier Pastore doomed Chelsea and sent the Parc des Princes into fits of joy.

Silva particularly enjoyed the Argentine’s spectacular solo effort, no doubt relieved at his error being offset and chuffed for his team-mate.

And the Brazilian celebrated in symbolic style with a boxing routine near the half-way line, caught on camera by a spectator.

PSG and Silva will be hoping the 3-1 victory in Paris is indeed a knockout blow against Chelsea ahead of the quarter-final tie’s second leg next Tuesday.

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