A day that began with a unified moment of silence for the victims of the Chapecoense plane crash was finished by Chelsea’s Brazilian-born stars.
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Here’s the first, supplied by a pinpoint diagonal ball from Cesc Fabregas. Costa chests down the ball before taking care of Nicolas Otamendi to finish past Claudio Bravo. The forward was born in Lagarto, Brazil, and represented the country twice before switching allegiances to Spain.
Then came another terrific bit of service combined with Otamendi problems.
Then Costa sprung his national teammate Willian, whose blaze of speed set him 1v1 with Bravo.
The keeper probably could’ve done better, but the goal set up a poignant moment from the two members of Tite’s Canarinho.