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
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”