Morgan, Seaman and more: Twitter reacts as Arsenal beat Barcelona
Piers Morgan and David Seaman take to Twitter as Arsenal lose 2-0 to Barcelona in the Champions League
Lionel Messi scored two second half goals as Barcelona were 2-0 winners against Arsenal in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash at The Emirates.
The Gunners managed to tame Barcelona’s front three of Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez in the first half despite Barcelona enjoying 71 per cent of the possession.
However, the Ballon d’Or winner broke the deadlock in the 71st minute when Messi finished off an impressive counter-attack move which involved Neymar and Suarez.
The Argentina international put Barcelona in firm control of the tie 12 minutes later when he scored from the penalty spot after Mathieu Flamini’s foul on the forward.
Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to a frustrating night for Arsenal.
Outspoken Gunners fan Piers Morgan is relatively pleased with Arsenal’s first-half performance:
At the risk of sounding like General Custer at the brow of that last fatal hill….we're actually playing quite well. #AFCvFCB
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 23, 2016
And there is plenty of praise of Arsenal’s resolute defending:
Arsenal have defended superbly so far…..
— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) February 23, 2016
However, Messi, Neymar and Suarez combine to unlock the home side’s rearguard:
Messi. Neymar. Suarez. Folks.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 23, 2016
The pace in the counter attack by Barca.. That man Messi once again 🙊⚽️
— Andrew Cole (@vancole9) February 23, 2016
How to turn defence into attack pass pass pass goal !!! #AFCvFCB
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) February 23, 2016
Even Arsenal legend David Seaman has to applaud the quality of the goal:
You've got to agree, quality goal!!
— David Seaman (@thedavidseaman) February 23, 2016
And Flamini’s foul on Messi draws a sarcastic tweet from BBC Sport presenter Dan Walker:
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) February 23, 2016