Twitter reacts as Barcelona breeze past Roma in 4-1 victory
Lionel Messi may not have scored, but 4 goals certainly helped Barcelona put one foot in the semi-finals of the Champions League
Barcelona played host to Serie A side A.S. Roma for the first-leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final clash as all eyes were expectedly on Barca's resident demi-god Lionel Messi.
The diminutive Argentine, however, was marked expertly by Roma's defence, thereby rendering him far more silent than he usually is. That didn't stop Barcelona, though, as they huffed and puffed until they blew the house down.
To make matters worse for Roma, 2 of the 4 goals conceded happened to come off of their own players, and Twitter mercilessly trolled them for the pair of own goals. Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez also found their way onto the scoresheet as they gave the Catalans a menacing final first-leg 4-1 win.
Naturally, Twitter erupted as fans thronged to the social media platform to voice their opinions. Here are some of the best tweets we found:
Barcelona fans were understandably ecstatic after their side ultimately thrashed Roma, and had a lot to say about the result.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi had an unusually silent game, and understandably so with Roma doing an excellent job of marking the Argentine wizard (despite influencing an own-goal). Now, Messi being Messi, he makes news regardless of whether he's silent or not. As usual, Twitter weighed in on his performance
Luckily, some fans saw the lighter side of things
Of course, when one talks of Lionel Messi, the name Cristiano Ronaldo can't be avoided for too long...
Roma eventually pulled one back through Edin Dzeko, although it only proved to be consolatory in the end. While some members of the Twitterati were sympathetic, others weren't quite as kind.