Saturday 3 December 2016

"I will always love you' - David Luiz's mother defends son after being humiliated by Luis Suarez

Published 16/04/2015 | 08:09

Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring the third goal for Barcelona
Reuters / Christian Hartmann
Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring the third goal for Barcelona Reuters / Christian Hartmann

Luis Suarez has said that he had no choice but to nutmeg David Luiz twice on the way to scoring a brace in Barcelona's 3-1 win over Paris St Germain last night at the Parc des Princes.

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Andres Iniesta and Lionel Messi combined to set up Neymar for a slick opener in the 18th minute, and Luis Suarez added two brilliant strikes in the second half to seemingly seal matters.

Gregory van der Wiel's effort was deflected past Marc-Andre ter Stegen by Barca substitute Jeremy Mathieu to give PSG some hope late on, but Laurent Blanc's side have it all to do in next Tuesday's second leg at the Nou Camp.

Suarez made PSG's £50m signing David Luiz look very foolish twice on the way to scoring and admitted that there was nothing else he could do.

 The former Liverpool striker said: "A striker is always looking for goals and the two moves came off for me.

"I had to nutmeg Luiz twice because there was nothing else I could do."

Reacting to the wave of criticism, David Luiz’s mother, Regina Célia, used her Instagram account to issue a public show of support, telling followers: “I have a son and I always will! His head held high, with a ball at his feet. God knows everything! Jesus is fighting for us until this day and yet we still have people who judge! Who are we to judge you! I will always love you after the good games, and even more after those that don’t go well!”

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