Courageous Silvagni inspires Blues in emotional win

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Jack Silvagni has fought backmost tears aft Carlton recorded a spectacular comeback triumph implicit arch-rivals Collingwood conscionable days aft the decease of his legendary grandfather, Sergio.

Silvagni kicked a extremity and collected 15 disposals, battling Pies prima Brodie Grundy successful the ruck astatine times arsenic the Blues secured a 13. 13. (91) to 9. 8. (62) win astatine the MCG with a furious 4th fourth surge.

Trailing Collingwood by 8 points astatine three-quarter-time, David Teague's broadside stunned the Magpies by reeling disconnected six unanswered goals successful the last term, with Coleman Medal person Harry McKay nailing 4 majors himself.

Jack Silvagni pointed to the heavens successful honour of his precocious large gramps Sergio aft kicking a extremity (Getty)

Silvagni nailed his extremity successful the 2nd 4th erstwhile the Blues were nether siege and instantly pointed to the heavens and kissed the achromatic armband helium was wearing connected his near limb successful honour of the fallen Carlton icon.

After the siren, Silvagni's emotions boiled implicit arsenic helium was seen successful tears portion being consoled by teammate Liam Stocker.

"It's an affectional time for Jack Silvagni," pb commentator James Brayshaw said connected the Seven Network's sum of the match.

"Such a monolithic portion of the household mislaid during the week."

Silvagni was heavy praised connected societal media for putting successful a show that would person mate his precocious gramps highly proud

With co-captains Patrick Cripps and Sam Docherty some retired of the Carlton side, midfield prima Sam Walsh enactment successful possibly his astir ascendant performance.

Walsh was unstoppable passim the match, but was particularly ascendant successful the last 4th and finished with a game-high 39 disposals, 15 of them contested, portion operating astatine 80 per cent disposal efficiency.

The erstwhile No.1 prime was ably assisted successful the mediate by Matthew Kennedy, who added 26 disposals, 7 tackles, six clearances and a extremity successful a well-rounded midfield performance.

Sam Walsh was sensational successful the lack of his midfield partner, Carlton skipper Patrick Cripps (Getty)

Collingwood's efforts were led by Jordan De Goey, who continued his bully signifier successful the midfield with 31 disposals and 12 marks.

The triumph keeps Carlton's little finals hopes live with the Blues conscionable 4 points adrift of the ninth-placed Essendon with a lucifer against North Melbourne connected platform adjacent week.

Collingwood is presently scheduled to question to Adelaide to look Port Adelaide connected Friday night, but each fixtures are yet to beryllium confirmed amid the existent COVID-19 clime astir the country.

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