Ferdinand, Fowler and more: Twitter reacts as AC Milan stun Barcelona

Rio Ferdinand, Robbie Fowler and Gary Lineker all tweet their thoughts after Barcelona were beaten by AC Milan

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Rio Ferdinand was impressed by the San Siro atmosphere Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

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AC Milan gave their Champions League hopes a sizeable boost by securing a 2-0 win over Barcelona at the San Siro on Wednesday night.

Second-half goals Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari leave Massimiliano Allegri’s side in the driving seat ahead of the return leg at Camp Nou in three weeks’ time.

The result naturally caused a stir on Twitter, so here are some of our picks from the professionals, past and present.

Liverpool legend Phil Thompson (@Phil_Thompson4) gets the scoreline right but not the result: “Lookin forward to doin AC Milan v Barca for Sky Soccer Special tonight ,predict a 0-2 Barca win”

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) is impressed by the San Siro faithful: “Wow……can you hear the noise at the San Siro…I buzz off atmospheres at grounds….Old Trafford, San Siro, Anfield, Munich, upton park..”

England legend Gary Linker (@GaryLineker) points out that it is two ex-Portsmouth men who have netted in Milan: “Who would have thought? Portsmouth 2 Barcelona 0”

Former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) chimes in: “Bet Portsmouth gutted they let boateng and muntari go….”

Ex-England cricket captain Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) pokes fun at Arsenal fan Piers Morgan: “At least you can say you made it to the same round as Barca @piersmorgan !!!!!!!”

Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) praises Milan’s tactical display: “Football. Proof there are many effective styles in the beautiful game.”

Ex-Liverpool star Dietmar Hamann (@DietmarHamann) praises Schalke for earning a draw at Galatasaray: “Another impressive performance from a german team …Barca up against it against Milan …Munich worthy favourites”

Former Sunderland defender Michael Gray (@mickygray33) praises Milan’s effective display: “Well done to Ac Milan… Looks like they and Celtic have found the formula to beat them.. Much better 2nd half #championsleague”

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