Ba, Le Tissier, Suárez & more: Twitter reacts as Spurs win, Liverpool lose

Demba Ba, Matt Le Tissier & Luis Suárez all tweet their thoughts after Liverpool lose, Chelsea & Tottenham win, and Newcastle draw

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Liverpool's Luis Suárez failed to score against Zenit Photo: Luis Suárez / Facebook

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Gareth Bale stole the limelight on an entertaining night of Europa League football after the Wales star scored twice to help Tottenham secure a 2-1 first-leg victory over Lyon.

Elsewhere, Liverpool were comprehensively beaten 2-0 by Zenit St Petersburg in Russia, Chelsea were 1-0 winners in Prague, while Newcastle could only manage a goalless draw at home to Metalist Kharkiv.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, both past and present, in chronological order.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jason McAteer (‏@MCATEER4) is concerned that Luis Suárez is missing so many chances: “Need to take one of these chances. They’re few and far between in these games. Away goals are massive!”

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) isn’t impressed by the Zenit pitch: “Just watching the Liverpool game. The pitch looks terrible!”

West Brom midfielder Steven Reid (‏@stevenreid12) agrees: “Zenit’s pitch is shocking!”

Chelsea striker Demba Ba (‏@dembabafoot) is cheering on his team-mates: “Sitting on the front of tv. Come on Chelsea… #victory”

However, Bursaspor defender Anton Ferdinand (‏@anton_ferdinand) likes a joke at Chelsea’s expense – although the joke’s on him as Channel 5 is in fact showing Home and Away: “Think I might watch Chelsea tonight on Channel 5!!”

Liverpool striker Suárez (‏@luis16suarez) promises the Reds will give everything to overturn the two-goal deficit: “We’ll give it all in Anfield! Together we can!”

Reds defender Jose Enrique (@jose3enrique3) is still optimistic too: “On the plane ready to travel back to Liverpool. Very disappointed result we deserved more. Still the second game in Anfield…”

Former Celtic striker John Hartson (‏@JohnHartson10) reckons Liverpool can still do it: “By the way this tie is not over. Liverpool can more than claw back two goals at Anfield.. Early goal and right back in it..”

Reading striker Noel Hunt (‏@boyhunt) keeps it short and sweet: “Garth Bale = #Gifted”

Former Bradford City manager Chris Kamara ‏(@chris_kammy) is so excited he needs a tea: “Gareth Bale scores another absolute screamer to make it 1-0 to Spurs, time for a cuppa!”

Ex-Leicester midfielder Robbie Savage ‏(@RobbieSavage8) leads the plaudits for Umtiti’s goal: “Wow wow what a goal for Lyon !!!! Zooooommmm!”

Southampton’s Matt Le Tissier ‏(@mattletiss7) should know a thing about scoring incredible goals: “What a goal Umtiti better than Ronaldo! #unbelievablejeff”

Marseille midfielder Joseph Barton ‏(@Joey7Barton) reckons it’s a fluke: “What a goal that is. Umtiti could hit a million of them and never do that again. Unbelievable strike…”

Team GB’s Dai Greene ‏(@DaiGreene) is impressed by Bale’s winner: “Naughty Bale. Naughty.”

Meanwhile, Crystal Palace defender Peter Ramage (‏@peterramage83) is regretting watching his old club: “Well there’s 90mins I’m never going to get back, that Newcastle match wasn’t the hairy chest! Papiss Cisse could and should have had three! #alltodo”

Former Totteham chairman Lord Sugar ‏(@Lord_Sugar) states Bale’s price tag: “Theoretically Spurs can ask £100m as a go away price. Danger is some nutter might pay it. Player can’t go despite protestations he wants CL!”

Finally, ex-Villa midfielder Ian Taylor ‏(@IanTaylor7) keeps it succinct: “@GarethBale11 That is all. #boom #player”

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