Chelsea 2-0 Bayer Leverkusen: Blues Off To Winning Start As David Luiz Earns Standing Ovation (Photos & Highlights)

Chris Wright

14th, September 2011


By Chris Wright

Chelsea trundled past Bayer Leverkusen with minimum fuss to get their Champions League campaign off to a winning start at Stamford Bridge last night.

Both teams also saw a goal apiece ruled out over the course of the evening, Chelsea for offside and Leverkusen for a somewhat dubious tug as Simon Rofles nodded in a corner at the far post – not that it really mattered in the long run.

Goals from David Luiz (clipping Fernando Torres’ lay-off into the far corner from the edge of the area after a bombadiering run through the Leverkusen half) and Juan Mata (rolling Torres’ unselfish cross home in injury time) securing the victory for the AVB’s charges – with Luiz leaving the action in the 75th minute to a standing ovation on his first start of the season.



Highlights (catch them while you can)…

Photos: PA