Twitter Reacts - The Best Of Twitter from last week's matches
How Twitter reacted to last week's football action!
This weekly roundup covers the world of Twitter, which doesn’t disappoint very often. This past weekend, Twitter was ablaze with a number of rants, some proper banter, a number of videos and comical tweets that we round up in this weekly article.
We start off in the Champions league with Borussia Dortmund making history as the team which won the highest-scoring game in the Champions League. Dortmund beat Legia Warsaw 8-4 by full time in a game of, it’s fair to say, unbelievable proportions.
By the time 29 minutes had passed, the score was 4-2 already, and Gary Lineker summed up that frantic start in classic fashion.
29 minutes gone and Dortmund lead Legia Warsaw 4-2. Hopefully it will open up in the 2nd half.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) 22 November 2016
Paddy power also got in on the act after the next goal, urging people to watch the game with this tweet.
DORTMUND 5 - 2 WARSAW— Paddy Power (@paddypower) 22 November 2016
AFTER 32 MINUTES... https://t.co/DMElMVk730
Dortmund’s official twitter account was also rather amused at what was unfolding.
Twitter is where ordinary people transform into heroes within minutes, and this random bloke found the Dortmund official twitter quite funny.
Dortmunds Twitter trying to tweet about the game pic.twitter.com/ZBuLuqiMj2— Jay (@SilkySadio) 22 November 2016
And they won some fans as well.
And one guy even threatened to do this... We’ve all been there, man!
If Dortmund score 10 I'm deleting my twitter— Jonny Bling (@_JonHanna) 22 November 2016
The Dortmund twitter account manager got tired by the end of the game, clearly.
Meanwhile, in the Premier League, it was a week to forget for Tottenham Hotspur and their fans after they crashed out of the UEFA Champions League, losing 2-1 to Monaco and going out of the tournament with 1 game to spare, but it was just beginning for them. Twitter was merciless as usual, plus it was Tottenham and you know how it is with the Spurs.
Tottenham on their way out of the Champions League. pic.twitter.com/zUkQfdUr3U— JOE.co.uk (@JOE_co_uk) 22 November 2016
Tottenham's Champions League Challenge Summed Up In One Vine https://t.co/sG1Yy8o36X— BBCSPORF (@B8CSP0RF) 27 November 2016
One lad got it spot on.
Pochettino: “We were very excited to play in the Champions League but we cannot change the fact we are Tottenham.” Perfectly put.— Goonerrhea (@Gunner_P) 28 November 2016
Arsenal drew to PSG 2-2 in a really poor game, and even Opta had a little dig at both teams.
2009 - Arsenal v PSG is the first Champions League match to have more goals than shots on target since Rangers v Unirea in Oct 2009. Quirky.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 23 November 2016
This guy got so bored during the game that he started a face time chat with his girlfriend!
1 minuto de silêncio por este adepto que pagou 70£ para ver o Arsenal - PSG e passou 47 minutos a falar com a namorada por Facetime. pic.twitter.com/QLThsYq5Q5— Humor ao Pontapé (@HumorAoPontape) 24 November 2016
Meanwhile, this lad dubbed the French league as “full of farmers”!
Spurs cant beat Monaco, Arsenal cant beat PSG, but apparently the French league is full of farmers and BPL is the best league in the world pic.twitter.com/vrmNWPXEnN— Mike (@MikeLUHG) 23 November 2016
There were some positives though, like Lionel Messi’s superb performance against Celtic that had this guy calling him “a whole team on his own”
Definitely, Messi was everywhere vs Celtic tonight.— busi1325 (@busi1325) 23 November 2016
He is a whole team on his own. pic.twitter.com/6wWMWz4u8D
Premier League champions Leicester went through to the knockouts after their 2-1 win over Club Brugge. They are still unbeaten in the UEFA Champions League and they’re definitely going for it, ladies and gentlemen!
I'll tell you why. Because Leicester City are Champions & in knock-out stages of Champions League. Leicester. City. https://t.co/PXjfycKU3V— Andy Burnham (@andyburnhammp) 26 November 2016
So who is betting on Leicester to win the Champions League?
Now coming to the EPL this weekend, where the biggest game was without a doubt the London derby at Stamford Bridge, between rivals Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.
This is how David Luiz was training for the game though.
While you just have to feel bad for Cesc Fabregas, his face says it all
Spurs’ abysmal record at Stamford Bridge was the main concern for most fans/pundits etc even though they went 1-0 up.
Cracking goal from Eriksen. Come on Spurs, I'm sick of that bloody Stamford Bridge record.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) 26 November 2016
Pedro and Victor Moses sealed it for Chelsea, who won 2-1 on the night and this guy came up with perhaps the best tweet.
Goal IV would be based on Moses! Read it here first .— Super Zouma (@aunsid) 28 November 2016
While Rio Ferdinand was more agitated by Moses’ winner than most Spurs fans.
Rio Ferdinand wasn't impressed with Spurs defending for Victor Moses's goal pic.twitter.com/ySZl4Cs8wZ— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) 26 November 2016
And this was David Luiz after the game. That old Geezer.
David Luiz's celebratory dance after Chelsea 2 - Spurs 1 pic.twitter.com/OXImmspyMG— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) 26 November 2016
The banter did not stop there with a particular highlight coming via Chelsea’s long-serving left back Ashley Cole. This Spurs fan picked banter with the wrong guy after he told Cole that he thought he was dead. Cole replied spectacularly.
Like your title hopes https://t.co/lAw0U0uuES— Ashley Cole (@TheRealAC3) 26 November 2016
Well done Ash!
Opta delivered the final word via a stat. These Opta twitter account managers are quite ruthless, to be honest.
26 - Chelsea have won 26 games against Tottenham in the Premier League; their most against one side in the competition’s history. Brag.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) 26 November 2016
Meanwhile, Opta ‘Joke’ continued its superb form after United drew 1-1 with West Ham yesterday.
77,466 - Number of Man United fans who just deleted their tweet saying Jose Mourinho will win the league for them this season. Special.— OptaJoke (@OptaJoke) 27 November 2016
Jose Mourinho was sent to the stand for this criminal act!
Crime Watch: Man seen brutally kicking a deadly weapon towards crowd of innocent blind children & 3 legged puppies. pic.twitter.com/ib2w46Fplv— Manchester United (@ManUnitedWorld) 27 November 2016
Twitter stuck it to United as usual.
Man United's title challenge https://t.co/DEbMltZxhd— Football Fights (@footbalIfights) 27 November 2016
Sometimes pictures go well with league tables.
1. Chelsea 31pts— THE ANFIELD WRAP (@TheAnfieldWrap) 27 November 2016
2. Liverpool 30pts
3. Man City 30pts
4. Arsenal 28pts
6. Man United 20pts pic.twitter.com/s7nOSPHCBA
And West Brom are...
West Brom are now only 3 points behind Manchester United, and have scored just 1 goal less. pic.twitter.com/sY12rLgOKz— TheSPORTbible (@TSBible) 22 November 2016
Manchester City beat Burnley at Turf Moor and this fan was suggesting something sinister, perhaps.
Rather funny how Burnley manage a defensive masterclass against Man Utd and then collapse versus Man City. Good work.— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) 26 November 2016
And this Liverpool fan even dubbed them Barcelona.
Burnley decide to turn into Barcelona when playing against us but become a Sunday league pub team against and Man City. Cheers lads.— . (@AnfieldRd96) 26 November 2016
Burnley fans weren't too happy, though.
Arsenal won 3-1 at the Emirates against Bournemouth as well thanks to Alexis Sanchez and Theo Walcott. But we all need is a girl who looks at us like this.
Get you a girl who looks at you like Walcott looks at Alexis Sanchez. pic.twitter.com/q8njMCbqSP— Yoann (@YoannArsenal) 27 November 2016
Although Alexis Sanchez loves his dogs more.
Alexis Sánchez: "Now I'm going to home with my dogs."— Arsenal Related (@ArsenalsRelated) 27 November 2016
What a guy! pic.twitter.com/KaxoRqoPzz
That fourth place joke never gets old!
Since the Premier League started, Arsenal have spent 3,286 days in fourth place. The equivalent of 9 years! pic.twitter.com/ToaSrUAeTg— The Football Pools (@footballpools) 27 November 2016
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard retired this week but his old club continued their superb form winning 2-0 at Sunderland. Sunderland’s Victor Anichebe seems to have a nice little fan following for himself after these fans were spotted before the game.
However, Jurgen Klopp is the Real Deal!
That’s about it for this week’s best of twitter. Stay tuned every Monday for more.