Kompany, Seaman & more: Twitter reacts as Barcelona beat Man City
Vincent Kompany and David Seaman both tweet their thoughts after Barcelona dump Manchester City out of the Champions League
Manchester City were dumped out of the Champions League on Wednesday night after Barcelona were 2-1 winners against 10-man Citizens in the second leg of their last-16 tie at Camp Nou.
The visitors managed to keep Barca out until Lionel Messi capitalised on Joleon Lescott’s sloppy defending in the 67th minute, and although Vincent Kompany netted a late consolation, the Catalan side wrapped up a 4-1 aggregate win through Dani Alves in stoppage time.
With Arsenal and City out of Europe’s premier club competition, here is a selection of the best tweets from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order.
Hull City midfielder Tom Huddlestone (@Huddz8) is hoping for plenty of goals at Camp Nou: “Few massive games tonight! Hopping for plenty of goals on the Barca-City game. Can anyone see them qualifying? City that is”
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) heaps praise on Barcelona’s genius: “Lionel Messi: 340 goals in 410 games for Barcelona…..at a club like Barca, words don’t do them stats justice.”
Doncaster Rovers striker David Cotterill (@cotterill_david) gets his wish – eventually: “Any chance these officials livening up. Was a pen on messi and that wasn’t offside with alba for disallowed goal #Barcavcity”
Former Barcelona striker Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) feels inadequate watching the special Argentine: “Messi makes me realise how shit I was!”
Ashes-winning England Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) feels City missed a trick at The Etihad: “This is the mindset and positivity City should have shown in the 1st Leg…. #Justsaying”
Former Everton forward Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) gets interrupted by a top-notch player mid-tweet: “Barca are not a million miles away from being top notch again/a coach like pep would have them flying… Ooooops as I tweet messi messi messi”
Ajax winger Ryan Babel (@RyanBabel) picks up where Hutchinson left off: “MESSI… MESSi… MESSI #Barca #Barcacrowd”
Everton striker Romelu Lukaku (@RomeluLukaku9) feels City have been harshly treated: “Oooh my days that is a pen…”
Golfer Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) isn’t impressed by the referee: “How bad has the referee been in this game. So poor. The ref needs a red card himself hahahaha”
Swansea captain and centre-half Ashley Williams (@AshWills84) praises his fellow defender: “Kompany was a warrior tonight!!”#
The main man Vincent Kompany (@VincentKompany) chimes in: “Nothing left in the tank. Gave it our all.. We’re coming back for this one! Keep supporting us like you do, our time will come. #mcfc”
Finally, England legend David Seaman (@thedavidseaman) hasn’t enjoyed this week: “Gutted both my teams are out #arsenal #city”