WATCH: David Luiz' response to Sergio Aguero's red card tackle was unqualified class
David Luiz was lucky to finish Chelsea's latest win in one piece.
The Brazilian played a key role in Chelsea recording a 3-1 win over Manchester City at Eastlands, this afternoon, and paid tribute to the victims of the Chapecoense plane crash with teammate Willian.
Luiz was fortunate to escape a red card for a body check on Sergio Aguero in the first half. Perhaps that was playing on Aguero's mind when the Argentine launched himself into an injury time challenge on Luiz.
He connected a high boot with Luiz' knee [pictured below] and had no complaints when he was shown a red card.
City teammate Fernandinho was also given his marching orders for a serious of open-handed chops on the larynx of Cesc Fabregas.
Post-match, Luiz was asked about the Aguero incident and his response was pure class. He said:
"I don't really like to talk about these things. Sometimes the players are frustrated with the result or something that happened.
"Sergio is an amazing. He scores a lot of goals and gives a lot to football.
"I prefer not to talk about this. I prefer to give this victory for the people in Brazil. It was a difficult week for us, especially emotionally. I had some friends there [at Chapecoense] so it was difficult to prepare the head to play this type of game but I just need to pray for the families and for their hearts as it is a difficult moment for everybody."
— Patrick McCarry (@patmccarry) December 3, 2016
Fair play to Luiz for rising above it.
Life is too short, he knows, and too precious.
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