Toure, Lineker and more: Twitter reacts as PSG shoot down Chelsea
Yaya Toure and Gary Lineker both tweet their thoughts after Paris Saint-Germain beat Chelsea 3-1 in the Champions League
Javier Pastore’s late strike earned Paris Saint-Germain a two-goal lead over Chelsea in their Champions League quarter-final tie on Wednesday.
Ezequiel Lavezzi fired home an early half-volley to put the hosts ahead in the first leg, but the Blues drew level through Eden Hazard’s 27th-minute penalty after Oscar was brought down by Thiago Silva.
David Luiz’s own-goal just after the hour restored PSG’s lead, before Pastore’s stoppage-time strike gave the Ligue 1 side the advantage.
Wednesday’s clash prompted plenty of activity on Twitter – and here are our favourite updates, in chronological order.
Rugby union star Danny Cipriani (@DannyCipriani87) is not happy to see Lavezzi give the hosts an early lead: “Not the best start #Chelsea”
French tennis player Gael Monfils (@Gael_Monfils) makes it clear who he’s supporting: “PSG”
Michael Duberry (@Original_Dubes) is delighted as Hazard draws Chelsea level from the spot: “F***ing get in!! @hazardeden10 great pen!! Come on the @chelseafc #ChampionsLeague”
Ex-Netherlands international Mario Melchiot (@MarioMelchiot) is impressed by the Belgian’s penalty: “Goal!!! #hazard as cool as ice! Don’t follow the eyes keeper! #PSGvsCHE 1-1 #mmlove #CFC”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) chimes in: “Possession paying off for Chelsea with rash challenge. Hazard is a cool customer from the spot.”
QPR midfielder Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) gives his half-time verdict: “45 gone. Tonights games going as expected. PSG myth is being shown up again tonight.”
Former midfielder Don Hutchison (@donhutch4)is not impressed by the Sky Sports co-commentator tonight: “Wish G Neville would shut up about Verrati/He is on fire. He wants the ball everytime..plenty players would go hiding when giving ball away.”
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure (@Toure_yaya42) praises Pastore’s late strike: “Wow nice piece of skill from Pastore”
Ex-Bolton captain Kevin Davies (@Kevin__Davies) feels the tie could be over: “So close!! Could be a big goal for PSG that one, poor defending all round”
Former West Ham forward Dean Ashton (@Dean36ashton10) hits out at Chelsea’s goalkeeper: “Cech USE your FEET!!!!!”
Wigan midfielder James McArthur (@jamesmcarthur16) gives his post-match verdict: “Killer blow Chelsea. Too much to do at Stamford bridge. Wouldn’t want to be in Chelsea’s changing room now.”
And finally, former Everton man Peter Reid (@reid6peter) was not impressed by a certain Uruguay forward: “Bet you a fiver Cavani will put in a much better performance against us in the World Cup. Poor tonight.”