Blues see off battling Leverkusen

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Brazil defender David Luiz showed Fernando Torres how it should be done when he netted a fine strike as Chelsea opened their Champions League campaign with a 2-0 victory over Bayer Leverkusen at Stamford Bridge.

With one eye on Sunday's domestic showdown with Manchester United, Blues manager Andre Villas-Boas rested Chelsea captain John Terry completely and left Frank Lampard on the bench.

Misfiring £50million striker Torres was given another chance - but it was centre-half Luiz who curled a fine 18-yard effort on 67 minutes, with Juan Mata wrapping things up from close range in stoppage time.

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