Arbeloa, Bale and more: Twitter reacts as Real Madrid thrash Liverpool

Alvaro Arbeloa and Gareth Bale are among the tweeters after a 3-0 win

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Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 70th Champions League goal as Real Madrid were emphatic 3-0 winners at Liverpool.

Ronaldo combined with James Rodriguez to score a brilliant opener in the 23rd minute before Karim Benzema struck twice more for the champions before half-time to leave the Reds winless in two European outings.

Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, as Liverpool are taught a lesson in Europe’s premier club competition.

QPR midfielder Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) gets it unerringly right: “Liverpool’s vulnerability to crosses from wide areas and R Madrid aerial threat mainly from CR could be the key.”

Arsenal legend Ian Wright (@IanWright0) isn’t surprised to see Ronaldo open the scoring: “Only a matter of time. He is truly amazing.”

QPR striker Charlie Austin (@chazaustin9) can’t believe the Madrid captain’s goal-scoring record: “20 goals already this season, this guy is the best in the world”

Liverpool legend Michael Owen (@themichaelowen) finally joins the CR9 fan club: “I’ve finally decided. Ronaldo is the best player in the world. He is a freak of nature.”

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley (@RBarkley20): “Ronaldo doesn’t mess about.”

Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) is frustrated Liverpool still haven’t improved their defending at set-pieces: “Liverpool and sets plays this season!!!!!!”

Injured Madrid forward Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) urges his team-mates to keep up the pressure: “Gutted not to be there, it’s been a great first 45!! Got to keep it up for the second half #HalaMadrid”

Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) quickly replies: “@GarethBale11 never mind Real Madrid. You need to be watching the apprentice its on in 5 mins”

To which Bale responds: “@Lord_Sugar haha had it on record!!”

Madrid defender Arbeloa wrote on Instagram: “Real Madrid have taken Anfield ! , )Unforgettable night ! #HalaMadrid”

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