Ferdinand, Gullit and more: Twitter reacts as Chelsea lose 2-1 to PSG

Rio Ferdinand and Ruud Gullit lead the Twitter reaction after Chelsea's 2-1 loss to Paris Saint-Germain

Edinson Cavani came off the bench to score a late winner to seal a 2-1 victory over Chelsea in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

The Ligue 1 holders edged into a first-half lead on Tuesday night after Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s free-kick took a deflection off John Obi Mikel in the 39th minute at Parc des Princes.

However, the 28-year-old Chelsea midfielder made amends before half-time after he scored a rare away goal following a Chelsea set-piece to level the first leg.

Cavani, who scored in their 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the Champions League last season, latched onto Angel di Maria’s brilliant ball and slotted past Thibaut Courtois with 12 minutes remaining.

PSG, who reached the quarter-finals last season thanks to a 3-3 aggregate win, will make the trip to the defending Premier League champions on 9 March.

Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to Tuesday’s 2-1 victory for PSG.

Erling Haaland
'He's not a fit': Michael Owen warns Liverpool FC against signing Erling Haaland
BT Sport pundit Joe Cole (Photo: BT Sport)
'His touch is velvet': Joe Cole lavishes praise on Chelsea FC star Reece James
Paul Pogba
Team news: The three Man United players who will definitely miss the trip to Chelsea FC
Reece James
Reece James salutes ‘very humble’ Thomas Tuchel after Chelsea FC’s flying start to the season
Thomas Tuchel
Glen Johnson predicts where Chelsea FC are going to finish this season
Erling Haaland
'He's not a fit': Michael Owen warns Liverpool FC against signing Erling Haaland
BT Sport pundit Joe Cole (Photo: BT Sport)
'His touch is velvet': Joe Cole lavishes praise on Chelsea FC star Reece James
Paul Pogba
Team news: The three Man United players who will definitely miss the trip to Chelsea FC
Reece James
Reece James salutes ‘very humble’ Thomas Tuchel after Chelsea FC’s flying start to the season
Thomas Tuchel
Glen Johnson predicts where Chelsea FC are going to finish this season
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature