Paris Saint-Germain defender David Luiz has apologised for Chelsea fans after celebrating his goal at Stamford Bridge last night, reports the Mirror.
The flamboyant Brazilian, who departed Stamford Bridge this past summer, headed home a late equaliser to send the tie to extra time, and couldn't help but celebrate despite previously insisting that he wouldn't do so if he found the net.
Ultimately, Luiz's goal was crucial for the French outfit, as Thiago Silva's late goal in extra time cancelled out an Eden Hazard penalty to see Laurent Blanc's side reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
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Luiz, though, has insisted that emotion took over him after he found the net with a thunderous header. Speaking to reporters after the game, the versatile defender said: "Tonight was good for me to score.
"I said I wouldn't celebrate but my emotions I couldn't control. Thank you to Chelsea and sorry I celebrated because I was so emotional."
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As well as apologising to the Chelsea faithful, Luiz has called the result 'amazing for Paris club', but insisted that there's a long way to go as the club go in search of glory in Europe's elite competition.
He continued by saying: "It is amazing for everyone, amazing for Paris club, for Paris city. We did a great game, we tried to win the game.
"I am happy to be in the next round but we have a long way to go to win the Champions League. We have to keep our feet on the floor.
"My cycle finished in Chelsea, PSG gave me a great opportunity to continue my career. I was very happy at Chelsea. I respect everyone."
PSG, of course, played 90 minutes - including extra-time - with 10 men, but deserved their victory after an outstanding performance on the night.
Right to celebrate
Can you really blame him? In truth, Luiz became the pantomime villain at stages throughout the proceedings last night, so was clearly overjoyed with his crucial goal.
And after being the subject of so much criticism in recent time and enduring a nightmare World Cup with Brazil, the goal was perhaps his best and biggest moment on a football pitch for some time.
Chelsea fans can hardly deny him his celebrations, but their exit from the competition will be hard to take.
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