Iniesta, Owen & more: Twitter reacts as Bayern Munich thrash Barcelona

Andres Iniesta and Michael Owen both tweet their thoughts after Bayern Munich reach the Champions League final in style

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Michael Owen picked Bayern Munich as his pre-tournament favourites Photo: Phil Greig / Stoke

Bayern Munich set up a first-ever all-German Champions League final after an emphatic 3-0 victory over Barcelona at Camp Nou.

Arjen Robben broke the deadlock in the 49th minute to hand Bayern a 5-0 aggregate lead, before Gerard Pique scored an own goal and Thomas Mueller’s late header completed the rout in Cataluña.

Here is a selection of our favourite tweets from the professionals, in chronological order, after an awesome Bayern performance against the Spanish league leaders.

Tottenham defender Kyle Walker ‏(@kyle28walker) is looking forward to closely examining Philip Lahm and Dani Alves: “The two best right-backs in the world on show #educationatitsbest!”

West Brom midfielder Steven Reid (‏@stevenreid12) reckons that’s it for Barcelona as Robben scores: “Game…set..match.”

Former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris ‏(@morriskid) hails the Dutch winger’s strike: “Beautiful from Robben..what’s Valdes doing?!”

Ex-Norwich City striker Darren Huckerby ‏(@hucks6dh6) believes Barcelona won’t bring on Messi with the situation beyond salvaging: “Messi won’t even bother coming on, Barça need a defender or two in the summer!!!!!!”

Former Bayern midfielder Dietmar Hamann ‏(@DietmarHamann) wants the Bayern boss to look after his players on a caution: “Time to take Javi Martinez, Lahm and Bastian Schweinsteiger off…Munich not got out of second gear #impressive”

Ex-Manchester United striker Dion Dublin ‏(@DionDublinsDube) can see what Barcelona are missing – so can everyone else: “There just
seems to be something missing from Barça tonight but I just can’t put my finger on it? #MESSIfromBarcatonight”

QPR winger Andros Townsend ‏(@andros_townsend) can’t remember seeing Barcelona out-classed so emphatically before: “I think this is the first time I’ve ever seen Barça get outclassed at Camp Nou! #timesarechanging”

England legend Gary Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) tweets what most people are thinking: “We’re witnessing the beginning of the end of an era for Barça, and the end of the beginning of an era for Bayern.”

QPR striker Jay Bothroyd ‏(@jaybothroyd) rates Pique’s finish – even if it was at the wrong end: “Pique that was a hell of a finish !!!! Lol!”

Reading forward Jason Roberts ‏(@JasonRoberts30) is enjoying seeing Barcelona get a taste of their own medicine: “Barça have done this to sooooo many teams, it is almost poetic justice, but…..this is becoming hard to watch!!!”

AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng ‏(@KPBofficial) is pleased to see his brother reach the final: “Amazing, perfect performance of Bayern Munich and @JB17Official…hope my brother knows how to #Moonwalk if they win the CL!”

Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong (‏@IAMFRIMPONG26) reckons he could do a job for Barcelona: “The way Barça are playing I’m telling my agent to sort me out with a trial number eight #Leaveit!”

Stoke striker Michael Owen (‏@themichaelowen) is smug after his early-season bet: “Wow. A power shift in the footballing world and my pre-tournament bet on Bayern at 12-1 is looking good! I wonder who would be favourites now in an international match between Spain and Germany? #powershift”

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta (@andresiniesta8) thanks the supporters: “Very tough tie. I want to thank the fans who have supported us since we arrived with the bus to the end of the game. We will fight for it next year. Força Barça.”

And finally, Marseille midfielder Joey Barton ‏(@Joey7Barton) picks out his favourite Bayern player: “What a player Lahm is. Never puts a foot wrong. You could put your life on him for a 7 out of 10 every week. Solid.”

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