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
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”