Luiz, Lineker and more: Twitter reacts as Chelsea stun PSG
David Luiz and Gary Lineker both tweet their thoughts as Chelsea book their place in the Champions League semi-finals
Chelsea booked their place in the Champions League semi-finals in dramatic fashion after a 2-0 win over Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday.
With the Blues trailing 3-1 from the first leg in Paris last week, Andre Schurrle gave the home side hope when he scored with a composed finish midway through the first half.
Oscar and Schurrle both hit the crossbar after half-time, before substitute Demba Ba scored a dramatic second in the 87th minute to send Chelsea through to the last four on away goals.
The quarter-final clash prompted plenty of activity on Twitter – and here are our favourite updates, in chronological order.
Cricketer and Chelsea fan Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) tweets his delight as the home side take the lead: “BOOOOOOOOOOOOM @chelseafc”
And so does former tennis star and fellow Blue Boris Becker (@TheBorisBecker): “#Gooooaaaaal”
Ex-Netherlands international Mario Melchiot (@MarioMelchiot) chimes in: “Goal!!! Schurrle. Game on people! #CHEPSG. #mmlove #CFC”
Tottenham winger Andros Townsend (@andros_townsend) is torn between the Chelsea’s clash and Dortmund v Real Madrid: “Which game to watch?”
West Brom man Youssouf Mulumbu (@mulumbuofficial) is full of praise for one of PSG’s many stars: “Thiago Silva= Best defender in the world”
Rugby star Danny Cipriani (@DannyCipriani87) gives us his half-time verdict: “Great half… Mourinho needs to send them out feeling 10ft tall!!”
Former Stoke defender Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) predicts a lively finish: “Don’t be surprised to see Torres get a last minute winner for Chelsea”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) makes a valid point: “Chelsea began the first leg with no strikers on the pitch. They’re finishing the 2nd with 3, although Jose may beg to differ.”
Former Liverpool man Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) is the first to tweet after Ba nets the dramatic second: “YEEEESSSSS!!!!!”
Former Chelsea player Jody Morris (@morriskid) chimes in: “Badoof!!!”
Lineker (@GaryLineker) can’t help but tweet a pun: “The cross Ba challenge works!”
Chelsea defender David Luiz (@DavidLuiz_4) is understandably delighted, and posts the picture above: “God is great! Tk u everyone! Deus e grande,obrigado a todos! Não a caminho melhor doq seguir a Deus!”
Ex-Liverpool man Dietmar Hamann (@DietmarHamann) gives his full-time verdict: “What an effort from Dortmund, been different class. Even better from Chelsea, poachers goal from the real striker Ba.”
Former Brazil captain Cafu (@officialcafu) is already looking forward to the semis: “Real Madrid vs Chelsea for the semi final matches? That would be a good game to see!”