Lucas hails Silva’s symbolic Brazilian goal

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Paris Saint-German winger Lucas Moura hailed Thiago Silva's opening goal in the recent 2-0 win over Angers as being a symbolic strike for the people of Brazil.

Many Brazilians, as well as the football fraternity globally, have been in mourning following the tragic Chapecoense plane crash which took place recently.

The air disaster, which happened in Colombia, took the lives of a number of Chapecoense players and officials.

As such, Canarinho and PSG forward Lucas has dedicated Silva's goal against Angers to the people of his country. The 24-year-old assisted his teammate's finish against the Stephane Moulin-coached outfit.

He told the club's official website: "It was a special night for us Brazilians, for everyone. The last two days haven't been easy. I had friends in that team, it's very tough. But we have to keep going, do what we can to help the families of the victims.

"During moments like these, you have to think about what is important, your family and friends. Thiago's goal? We spoke this week about how it was a long time since we'd scored from a corner. Tonight we did. A goal 100% Brazilian and a very symbolic goal."