Thiago Silva Injured as David Luiz Celebrates PSG Debut With Victory

David Luiz put aside Brazil's World Cup debacle to help his new club - Paris St Germain - beat Napoli 2-1 in a friendly. His national captain Thiago Silva though trudged his way out early into the match.

updated: August 12, 2014 09:29 IST
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Paris Saint-Germain players pose before the start of their match against Napoli.


Naples: Brazil centreback David Luiz began life with his new club French champions Paris Saint Germain with a 2-1 win in a friendly against Italian side Napoli on Monday in Naples.

The 27-year-old -- who cost the French side a reported 50million euros (£39.9m, $67.1m) when he signed from Chelsea in June -- fared better than his national and club captain Thiago Silva, who had to go off in the 13th minute and trudged to the dressingroom with his right thigh strapped with ice.

Both only returned to France last week after taking a holiday following the World Cup where Luiz wept openly following the 7-1 humiliation by eventual champions Germany in the semi-finals -- Luiz captained the side as Silva was injured -- and then lost to the Dutch in the third place match.

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