Carragher, Neville and more: Twitter reacts as PSG hold Chelsea
Jamie Carragher and Phil Neville tweet their thoughts as Chelsea draw 1-1 with PSG
Edinson Cavani denied Chelsea a first leg win at Parc des Princes after the Blues scored a vital away goal in their Champions League last-16 clash.
Serbia international Branislav Ivanovic broke the deadlock nine minutes before half-time, but Arsenal and Liverpool target Cavani levelled in the second half to ensure the Ligue 1 champions travel to west London on 11 March with a fighting chance of progression.
Here is a selection of our favourite Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to an enthralling first leg in the French capital.
Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot (@MarioMelchiot) is in awe of Ivanovic’s goal-scoring ability: “Goallllllll #Ivanovic. He just keeps popping up at the right spots and making it look easy. #mmlove #CFC”
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) manages to find some negativity in Chelsea’s opener in the French capital: “Terry to Cahill to Ivanovic goal Jose would have gone mad if they’d been counter attacked!”
Brazil legend Cafu (@officialcafu) has clearly forgiven David Luiz for his role in A Selecao’s humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the World Cup last summer: “David Luiz is playing with heart! It is not easy to play to an old club.”
Ex-Manchester United defender Philip Neville (@fizzer18) singles out three PSG players for special praise: “Luiz/verratti/matuidi been outstanding 2nd half!!”
Manchester City legend Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) is astounded by the number of fouls committed on Eden Hazard in this year’s competition so far: “Hazard has now been fouled 117 times a new CL record …”
QPR midfielder Joey Barton (@Joey7Barton) is a bit of a Ligue 1 aficionado after his season-long stint at Marseille a couple of seasons ago: “PSG much improved 2nd half. Deserved a draw at least. Thought Marquinhos and Verratti were excellent. Still fancy Chelsea to progress.”
Former Chelsea manager Ruud Gullit (@GullitR) keeps his review of the game short and tweet: “good result for #Chelsea”
More from Barton (@Joey7Barton), who has the audacity to pick on the big man himself: “Thought Zlatan was the more negative part of his unpredictable self tonight. Cavani offers so much more through the middle.”