Cahill, Cech & more: Twitter reacts as Holland beat Chile to win group
Tim Cahill and Petr Cech tweet their thoughts as Holland and Spain are winners in final Group B games
Holland maintained their 100 per cent record at the World Cup as the Dutch were 2-0 winners against Chile to top Group B.
Norwich City midfielder Leroy Fer scored in the 79th minute against the run of play, before Arjen Robben’s break set up Memphis Depay to seal three points.
Meanwhile in the other Group B, David Villa, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata all scored in front of newly-retired Tim Cahill as Spain secured a 3-0 victory over Australia.
Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, with plenty of praise for Bayern Munich star Robben.
QPR midfielder Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) is excited watching Chile: “Chile. The most refreshing team at this World Cup. Full of energy, ideas and flamboyance. Breath of fresh air. Hope they go far.”
Former Real Madrid and Spain midfielder (@GUTY14HAZ) is part of the Villa cheer group: “Golazo de Villa.”
Ex-Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia (@LuchoGarcia14) describes Villa’s goal with the same eloquence that he played with: “Can’t believe we are out. Beautiful goal of Villa. Such a beauty backheel.Spain playing well in the last game of their WC2014”
Dutch defender Gregory van der Wiel (@Gvanderwiel) has a good feeling – and the PSG man should trust his instincts: “Difficult match, not alot of chances.. But very dangerous counter attacks. Im positive we will score in the 2nd half.. #nedchi”
Manchester United youngster Nick Powell (@NPowell25) salutes a legend: “David villa!”
Norwich striker RickyvanWolfswinkel (@RvWolfswinkel9) congratulates his Canaries team-mate on his goal: “Llllllleeeeeerrrooooooyyyyyyy FERRRRR”
Canaries legend Darren Huckerby (@hucks6dh6) shouldn’t be too surprised considering Fer’s penchant for special goals last season: “Wowsers #Ncfc”
Former Holland international Mario Melchiot (@MarioMelchiot) gives United fans an insight into Van Gaal’s methods: “#LOUISVANGAAL use to tell us “Don’t only play the game read it like it’s a book so you can anticipate the ending” #mmlove #WorldCup”
More from Barton (@Joey7Barton): “Whilst the World was watching Ronaldo and Messi, Robben has came along and lit this tournament up. MVP so far…”
And England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) agrees: “The best player of the World Cup group stage is Arjen Robben. He’s been utterly outstanding!”
Everton legend Tim Cahill (@Tim_Cahill) tweets a picture after the newly-retired forward watched Australia: “Will never forget today. Win,Lose or Draw these boys are my family. #CahillBrazil last World Cup”
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech (@PetrCech) congratulates his current and former Blues team-mates: “Well done @Torres and @juanmata8 for your goals … Abrazo”