Boateng, Gullit & more: Twitter reacts as Bayern beat Chelsea on penalties
Ruud Gullit and Jerome Boateng both tweet their thoughts after Bayern Munich beat Chelsea on penalties in Prague
Romelu Lukaku missed the decisive spot-kick as Bayern Munich beat Chelsea 5-4 on penalties in the Uefa Super Cup in Prague.
Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard looked to have won the showpiece with his 92nd-minute strike after Fernando Torres and Franck Ribery scored in normal time, but Javi Martinez netted a late equaliser, focing the shootout.
Here is a selection of our favourite Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, to Bayern’s penalty success.
Chelsea legend Ruud Gullit (@GullitR) feels the best team won: “You can’t say that @bayernmunchen didn’t deserve to win it. Complements to @chelseafc how they fought with 10 men.”
German tennis legend Boris Becker (@TheBorisBecker) has mixed emotions: “Wow…..happy for #Bayern but sad for #Lukaku…”
Former Crystal Palace forward Mark Bright (@Mark__Bright) could tell Lukaku was going to miss: “How not to approach the most important kick of your career. Lukaku messed my bet up there. #supercup well done Chelsea brave effort.”
Manchester United legend Edwin van der Sar (@vdsar1970) gives his thoughts as an ex goalkeeper: “Well done to @FCBayern and their goalkeeper Neuer but harsh on Peter Cech! #greatguy #bayche”
Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris (@morriskid) is happy with the Blues performance: “Good game..wasn’t to be!!”
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique (@3gerardpique) praises his old boss: “Congratulations to Bayern München and Pep Guardiola for winning the European Super Cup!”
Ex-Norwich defender Iwan Roberts (@iwanwroberts) sees the funny side of Chelsea’s defeat: “Platini is delighted!”
Real Madrid legend Michel Salgado (@TheRealSalgado): “Congrats to both teams for such a great game playing different styles.”
Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) thinks the future is bright for Chelsea: “Hats off to Chelsea. They gave Europe’s top team a fright and were seconds from winning. That’s why I tipped them to win The Premier League.”
Finally, Bayern defender Jerome Boateng (@JB17Official): “Yeeeeees well done Boys we deserve it congratulation to the whole team go Bayern!!!!”