David Luiz 'Blessed' Fernando Torres When He Could Not Score For Chelsea
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David Luiz once 'blessed' teammate Fernando Torres before a game when he was struggling in front of goal.
After making a British record £50 million transfer from Liverpool to Chelsea in January 2011, the Spaniard could not replicate his form in his new colours and looked a shadow of his former self.
So when October 2011 came around, with Torres still not up to it, the religious and superstitious Luiz decided to perform a pre-match ritual prior to a Champions League group stage game against Genk.
🇧🇷 Throwback when Fernando Torres was going through the worst form of his career, scoring only 3 goals in 9 months. David Luiz came up with a ritual to bless him before the game and Torres ended up scoring 2 goals in 30 minutes.— FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) April 5, 2020
Brazilian magic. 👽👑 pic.twitter.com/8XGnuVFgWw
Sky Sports cameras captured the moment devout Christian Luiz gave a "blessing" to his colleague on the pitch at Stamford Bridge.
Spurred on by his new powers, Torres then went on to score twice in a 5-0 thrashing. The first was a tidy finish from a Frank Lampard through ball and the second a superbly directed header after Raul Meireles whipped a teasing cross in from the right flank.
His performance on the whole was incredibly sharp and gave 'El Nino' a much-needed confidence boost.
"My faith gives me the belief that I can go out and perform and improve as a player,” Luiz said of his faith, as per The Beautiful Game.
“It gives me strength and inspiration.
“Everything in life belongs to God. Our purpose has already been mapped out.”
Torres still wasn't the same player he was at Liverpool but he was key in Chelsea's Champions League and FA Cup double winning in the 2011/12 season, scoring 11 and assisting 16 in all competitions.
A year later and Torres had his most prolific season in a Chelsea shirt, notching 22 goals as the West London outfit won the Europa League.
Luiz's powers are no joke.
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