Fàbregas, Nasri & more: Twitter reacts as Barça & Bayern reach semis

Cesc Fàbregas and Samir Nasri both tweet their thoughts after Barcelona and Bayern Munich both progress to the semi-final stage

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Andres Iniesta with former Barcelona man Ludovic Giuly after the game Andres Iniesta/Facebook

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Pedro fired Barcelona into the Champions League semi-finals after a tense 1-1 draw with Paris Saint-Germain at the Camp Nou.

The Spaniard’s strike cancelled out Javier Pastore’s 50th-minute opener and helped Barça progress on away goals, while Bayern Munich were comfortable 4-0 aggregate winners against Juventus.

Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals in chronological order after the semi-final line-up was concluded.

Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski (‏@Podolski10) is looking forward to a night of European football – unfortunately not with the Gunners: “Just at home watching #ChampionsLeague have a good evening!”

Ex-Bayern midfielder Dietmar Hamann ‏(@DietmarHamann) is surprised by how cynical his former team have been: “Half the Munich team could have been booked by now …Referee is doing well for them!”

Notts County striker David Cotterill ‏(@cotterill_david) is impressed by PSG’s Brazilian youngster: “Lucas moura is a class act #ucl #barcavpsg”

AC Milan midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng (‏@KPBofficial) is supporting his brother Jerome – and Bayern: “Finally my brother came in, time has come… @JB17Official #fullsupportformybrother”

Swansea midfielder Wayne Routledge ‏(@WayneRoutledge) hails another speed merchant: “Lucas Is too fast! #RoadRunner”

Former Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi (‏@GiuseppeRossi22) loves PSG’s counter-attacking goal: “Pastore goal #counterattack”

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri (@SamNasri19) believes the French side deserve to be ahead: “Wow PSG are really playing well, they deserve to be ahead!”

Ex-Norwich City striker Darren Huckerby ‏(@hucks6dh65) chimes in: “Time to get Messi on, sure he’s not even warmed up! #BarcavPSG”

England legend Gary Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) says great players are noticed even more when absent: “Great players are often more noticed when they are absent. I suspect the absence will not last much longer. #messi”

Aston Villa midfielder Andreas Weimann (‏@andiweimann) can’t see Barcelona waiting much longer before introducing Messi: “Odds on Messi coming on and scoring the goal to take them through?”

Everton midfielder Darron Gibson ‏(@D_gibson43) celebrates Pedro’s goal: “Come on Barça!!!!!!”

Former Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia (‏@LuchoGarcia14) is delighted to see another old club reach the semis: “Vamooooos!!!!”

Arsenal fan Piers Morgan ‏(@piersmorgan) pounces on an inviting Nasri tweet: “To you, yes > RT @SamNasri19 Messi and Iniesta are different class.”

Striker Demba Ba ‏(@dembabafoot) says PSG weren’t quite able to do a Chelsea: “Paris can be proud. Unfortunately they couldn’t do what the Blues did to them last year !!!!”

Former Villa striker Juan Pablo Angel ‏(@JUANPABLOANGEL) picks his man of the match: “Xavi finishes the match with a 100 per cent pass completion (96/96), #ChampionsLeague!”

Ajax forward Ryan Babel ‏(@RyanBabel) hasn’t seen Barça work that hard in a while: “The game was exciting, Barça really had to work for victory….”

Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fàbregas (@cesc4official) is thrilled to reach the last four: “Semi-finals achieved! We suffered but we got it! #forçabarça #championsleague”

His team-mate Andres Iniesta is equally happy: “Great team and fans! We are in the semi-finals, what happiness! I leave a picture with a very special visitor (Ludovic Giuly)…!

Finally, Marseille midfielder Joey Barton ‏(@Joey7Barton) still thinks Bayern will win the trophy after a 2-0 win at Juventus: “Still fancy Bayern as the winners!”

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