Thiago Silva’s wife could only watch on from the stands as her husband hobbled off in the Champions League final.
Silva went down in the 36th minute and received treatment before trying to continue, but three minutes later he was back on the turf and it became clear he would need to be taken off.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel threw on Andreas Christensen in his place, leaving a distraught Silva to slowly trundle off the pitch and take a seat in the stands.
Isabelle da Silva recorded her husband walking off on her Instagram account and accompanied the clip with the caption: “Seriously I am having mini heart attacks.”
Isabelle is a regular social media user and her husband’s injury did not seem to dampen her spirits for too long.
Minutes after Silva was substituted, Kai Havertz gave Chelsea the lead by knocking the ball past Ederson and slotting into an open net after Mason Mount’s through-ball.
With the Blues 1-0 up midway through the second half, Isabelle posted a pictured of the City section of the Estadio do Dragao and wrote: “Here everything is quiet”.
Later on, she posted a video bemoaning the fact the referee added seven minutes onto the end of the second half, before another of herself taking long, deep breaths.
However, Chelsea were able to withstand a late barrage of City attacks to win the Champions League for the second time in their history.
Isabelle shared another video at the full-time whistle in which she could be heard screaming: “Chelsea!”
Ahead of kick-off, she had posted a picture with the Champions League trophy and wrote: “Today we will have our last battle, one more opportunity to make our dream come true. I will be by your side as it has always been.”
Isabelle’s activity on social media landed her in hot water last month after she launched into an astonishing attack of Silva’s teammate Timo Werner.
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The German missed a number of gilt-edged chances in the 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final.
Isabelle said: “This is karma, guys. Every team I go to there is a striker who keeps missing goals… this Werner, what is his name?”
In a second video later on she added: “We need a goal, we need to win this match but my attackers don’t want to score, I don’t know why they don’t score.”
The German striker opened the scoring as Chelsea won 2-0 to book their spot in the Champions League final.
“Werner, very good. That’s what I’m talking about,” said Isabelle. “You know how to score a goal. You’re the best, my friend! Love you!”