How Twitter reacted to Manchester City v Barcelona
After a game in which Manchester City rediscovered their long-standing ability to implode under pressure with a 2-1 loss to Barcelona, fans and pundits alike took to Twitter to express themselves in 140 characters or less.
From the amusing to the absurd, everyone had their say on an absorbing contest at the Etihad and after a separating the wheat from the chaff, we’ve compiled some of the very best Tweets of the night.
Luis Suarez took centre stage on the night, with two goals, and it was the same on social media with Infrostrada Sports highlighting a statistic that Joe Hart may want to avoid…
Man City – Barça: Suarez has now scored 5 goals from his last 6 shots on target on Joe Hart in all competitions (incl. World Cup). #MCFCB
— Infostrada Sports (@InfostradaLive) February 24, 2015
Elsewhere conspiracy was afoot on the Suarez front, with some fans claiming they had uncovered video evidence suggesting he may have attempted to bite Martin Demichelis. The key word is attempted.
101 Great Goals were more concerned with sticking the boot in on City defender Vincent Kompany after a poor performance from the Belgian and some rather ill-advised pre-match talk.
Vincent Kompany made to look a little silly tonight… pic.twitter.com/JfioERh5d2
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) February 24, 2015
Ladbrokes came over a bit Grease in their assessment of the Sky Blues’ Champions League prospects.
But that was nothing compared to the scathing assessment offered up by Chris Waddle, BBC Sport’s very own version of Ebenezer Scrooge, with all the Christmas references replaced by football ones.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) February 24, 2015
All the big names had their say on the match, from Gary Lineker…
Breaking News: Proof at last that Lionel Messi is a human being. — Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 24, 2015
…to Gordon Hill aka the Wealdstone Raider – remember him? No me neither.
Still the final word must go to Oddschecker, who managed to pick up on a moment that kind of summed things up for City on the night – Jordi Alba launching a long ball directly into the groin of Edin Dzeko.
Now that is how you neutralise the attacking threat of the Bosnian – Newcastle take note!
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