Ferdinand, Kompany & more: Twitter reacts as Dortmund rout Madrid
Rio Ferdinand and Vincent Kompany both tweet their thoughts after Borussia Dortmund romp to a 4-1 victory over Real Madrid
Robert Lewandowski scored four goals to fire Borussia Dortmund to a 4-1 victory over Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.
The Poland striker scored in the eighth minute before Cristiano Ronaldo levelled just before half-time. However, Dortmund restored their advantage in style as Lewandowski scored three goals in 17 second-half minutes.
Here is a selection of our favourite tweets from the professionals, in chronological order, to Dortmund’s stunning win.
Former Aston Villa midfielder Ian Taylor (@IanTaylor7) has barely got comfortable and there’s a goal: “#Dortmund Poooow!!!! Switch on and there’s a goal!! 1-0!! #championsleague”7
Ex-Bayern Munich midfielder Dietmar Hamann (@DietmarHamann) is impressed by Mario Götze’s assist for the opener: “Great start from Dortmund …fantastic ball by Götze for the goal…Mourinho looks worried!”
Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar (@vdsar1970) is amazed by the home support: “Is anyone not wearing yellow besides @realmadrid and the ref @BVB at the stadium tonight @ChampionsLeague? #Massive support”
West Brom midfielder Steven Reid (@stevenreid12) can see the power shift: “The Germans are coming!!”
QPR defender Chris Samba (@cs4christsamba) reckons that’s it for Barcelona and Madrid: “This is crazy, both Spanish teams out of the Champions League!”
Stoke City Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) is impressed by another of Dortmund’s talented midfielders: “Reus is a top, top player. Can see why Götze is going to Munich for £32m!”
Red Devils defender Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) can’t believe Lewandowski’s four goals: “Lewandowski has took the Matt Le Tiss tonight! End of!”
Marseille midfielder Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) compares Dortmund’s success to a fairy tale: “Dortmund is the fairy tale story of European football. Back from the brink of bankruptcy, now on the verge of a Champions League final.”
But not all fairy tales have a happy ending, as Swansea City forward Wayne Routledge (@WayneRoutledge) points out: “It’s a shame this #Dortmund team will be broken up next year… The front three, and the two midfielders can only get better!”
Liverpool legend Phil Thompson (@Phil_Thompson4) is in awe of Germany’s dominance: “Oh my goodness Germany 8 Spain 1 wow!”
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) loves the sight of the players and supporters enjoying the victory together: “Phenomenal Dortmund celebrations between players and fans.”
Former United defender Gary Neville (@GNev2) is very impressed by the home side’s performance: “Have to say that was a performance! And the connection between team and fans amazing here! Young talented men that run around ‘ A LOT’!”
QPR winger Andros Townsend (@andros_townsend) reckons Madrid can still pull off a miracle: “Real Madrid will still go through though! Lol #halamadrid #bernabe”
Schalke striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar (@KJ_Huntelaar) praises the officials: “Compliments to the hole referee team. No big mistakes!”
Former Barcelona midfielder Gaizka Mendieta (@GaizkaMendieta6) is also impressed by the German sides: “…made a great Spanish team look like an amateur team!? It seems like they know exactly what they are doing in the Bundesliga. #UCL”
And finally, former Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) makes a startling comparison: “Borussia Dortmund whole team cost £30 million to build. Torres left leg nearly cost Chelsea that amount.”