For many players on the French capitol’s flagship soccer team, Paris Saint-Germain, last week’s terrorist attacks were viewed from afar, as they were off on international duty elsewhere. Now that it’s nearing time to return, at least two players have publicly expressed their wariness.
In most minds, at least in the English-speaking world, David Luiz is more of a punchline than a real player with strengths and weaknesses like any other.
Yesterday, Barcelona's Luis Suárez worked over PSG's David Luiz, hitting him with a brutal and embarrassing nutmeg on his way to a goal. Then he did it again. Sensing that her son could use some soothing words to heal his charred, diced, and nutmeg-flavored ego, his mother posted this message of encouragement:
Schalke's nearly-heroic comeback yesterday put everyone on upset alert, and on cue, Paris Saint-Germain went and made good on its own upset bid with today's 2-2 draw against Chelsea, knocking the English club out of the Champions league. Despite a questionable red card on Zlatan Ibrahimović early on, PSG fought back…
Trying to avoid the injury fates of Jozy Altidore, Ángel di María, and so many other fellow competitors, Dani Alves and David Luiz were seen getting very limber yesterday ahead of today's semifinal. Who knew Brazilian stretching routines so resembled ice dancing?
David Luiz hammered a free-kick into the top corner to put Brazil up 2-0. Hear the excellent call from Univision above; hear how it sounded on Brazil's Globo TV below.
The first half of Brazil-Chile was a bit of a nail-biter for the hosts. It ended 1-1, but Brazil could easily be down 2-1 or even 2-0. Brazil's first goal, off a Neymar corner kick, was initially given to David Luiz—which would be his first goal ever in 40 caps for Brazil—but it sure looks like it went off defender…
Nobody cares about Europa League, but holy crap David Luiz.
Luiz scored this beauty in the 29th minute of today's Premier League match between Fulham and Chelsea. A goal like this just seems unfair.