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.
Ibra gives PSG the lead after some fairly wimpy defending in the wall by Mikel.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 16, 2016
1-0…ibra…that wont make the showreel!
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) February 16, 2016
Oh Mikel stand up straight , why are you turning away from ball
— Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) February 16, 2016
Mikel. Totally redeemed himself…
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) February 16, 2016
— Mario Melchiot (@MarioMelchiot) February 16, 2016
Than run from Cavani. Superb.
Courtois didn't make himself BIG there
— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) February 16, 2016
This #DiMaria ain't bad. He should come play in England.
— Troy Townsend (@Towno10) February 16, 2016
— Ruud Gullit (@GullitR) February 16, 2016