Ferdinand, Lineker and more: Twitter reacts as Brazil thrash Spain

Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand is among the tweeters after Brazil thrash Spain 3-0 in the Confederations Cup final

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David Luiz posted this picture on Instragram after the 3-0 win Photo: David Luiz/Instagram

Fred scored twice and Neymar once as Brazil hammered world champions Spain to win the Confederations Cup on Sunday night.

Fred’s two strikes, one either side of a brilliant shot from Neymar, gave next year’s World Cup hosts victory and ended Spain’s three-year record run of 29 unbeaten competitive matches.

The showpiece at the Maracana inevitably prompted a huge reaction on Twitter – and here are some of our favourite updates from the professionals, both past and present.

England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) cannot believe the slow start Spain have made: “Spain have been dispossessed more times in 30 minutes than in their previous 30 games! #ConfedCupFinal”

Matt Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) is full of praise for Chelsea’s David Luiz as his stunning last-ditch clearance prevents Spain from drawing level with the score at 1-1: “What a piece of defending that was!!!”

And Everton’s Shane Duffy (@ShaneDuffy34) agrees: “Wow!! David Luiz brilliant”

Ex-Coventry City man Kevin Kilbane (@kdkilbane77) is impressed by Neymar’s goal: “Got a chance this lad Neymar!”

As is Wales international David Cotterill (@cotterill_david): “Brazil are on fire!! Neymar is class”

English boxer Anthony Ogogo (@AnthonyOgogo) is blown away by Brazil’s brilliance: “Wow!!!!! This team is in imperious form. What a goal, what a first half performance. Who’s going to beat them next year?”

Chelsea’s Nathaniel Chalobah (@chalobah) believes “passion” is the key to Brazil’s success: “You can tell the brazillians are doing this for the people of their country. #passion football brings people together.”

Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) keeps it short and sweet: “Braziliant!!!!”

Comedian John Bishop (@JohnBishop100) makes a valid point: “I’m sorry no Brazilian footballer should be called Fred!”

Reading striker Jason Roberts (@JasonRoberts30) is stunned by Brazil’s imperious display against the world champions: “Brazil…….Somebody call the police!!! WOW….me and Royston are jumping on the Beds like we are kids #lovefootball”

QPR’s Shaun Wright-Phillips (@swp29) is impressed: “Wow Brazil”

Ex-Aston Villa man Ian Taylor (@IanTaylor7) soaks in the drama as Sergio Ramos misses a penalty with the score at 3-0: “Mmmmm…….penalty…. #spain…and they miss!!! What a game this is!! #confederationscup”

Coventry City’s Jordan Stewart (@jordanstewart3) chimes in: “Hulk can get offfffffff! But I prefer Lucas”

Southampton legend Le Tissier (@mattletiss7) thanks the Brazil goalkeeper: “Great save cesar keeps my 4-0 brazil half time bet alive”

And finally, ex-Liverpool man Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) gives us his post-match thoughts: “Well done Brazil. Form is temporary, class is permanent.”

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