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Champions League Final: David Luiz already played against Mario Gomes on Playstation :)

champions league final liveChelsea defender David Luiz  found the strength to joke in the tense days before the Champions League final on Saturday in Munich. He sure knows how to deal with the main striking force of Bayern - striker Mario Gomez.

Asked about Bayern's line-leader Mario Gomez, who is set to confront him in the Allianz Arena, Luiz demonstrated just why he has become such a popular figure among the Stamford Bridge faithful.

“Yes, I have played against Gomez,” said Luiz, “but only on PlayStation!”

He further joked about his popularity with Chelsea fans and said their support meant a lot to him and he always tried to impress them.

“They love my hair,” he said, pointing to his curls. “They don’t love me.

“And I love the fans. The first game when I came here, all the fans helped me a lot.

Luiz fears Bayern will be “more angry” after their 5-2 German Cup Final thumping by bitter foes Borussia Dortmund last Saturday, although he insists Chelsea will prevail.

He said: “In the Champions League final, it is always difficult. The other team is a very good team with very good players and they deserve to play in the final.

“It is so, so difficult. It is the best game in the world and played in Munich. Bayern play at home and that makes it more difficult.

“Too, we are missing important players. Ivanovic, John, Ramires, Meireles  and Florent Malouda, who has an injury. But I know my team and my team-mates and they are very good players.

“But if we win, for me it would be special and for the fans it would be special too.

"This is the best game in the world for big teams, and I am so happy to play this final and I hope we win.”