The best tweets of the week from the world of football, featuring the last eight of the Champions League, Bayern Munich and Philippe Coutinho battering Barcelona, Lyon shock Man City and the tinkering Pep Guardiola, and Enter Shikari get involved in non-League Football.
From relegation with Stoke, to the Champions League semi-finals with PSG – it’s been a wild ride for Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting.
Choupo-Moting with the winner. But could he do it on a cold, wet Tuesday night in Stoke?
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 12, 2020
Neymar performance offers reminder of his true talent level
That entire squad went through some sort of time vortex, clearly.
If Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting plays in the next round, it will mean the relegated Stoke squad of 2017-18 had players who played in the 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019 & 2020 Champions League semi-finals.
— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) August 12, 2020
Atalanta have been goal crazy this season, but there’s one giant between the sticks they could not beat.
The only goalkeeper to keep Atalanta out in this season's UCL ?#UCL pic.twitter.com/vCfAPwp8ft
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) August 12, 2020
How Atalanta became everyone’s second favourite team in Europe
Watching Champions League football is fun, being subjected to Steve McManaman is not.
Ngl when Darren Fletcher was apologising for the audio on this game I just assumed he was talking about the fact that Steve McManaman was on commentary with him
— Pøgba Senior (@TheSaItIsHere) August 12, 2020
Then Atletico Madrid were sent packing by an energy drinks company.
Story of tonight's game:
Red Bull Koke pic.twitter.com/9g1f8u9Jma
— Ronan Murphy (@swearimnotpaul) August 13, 2020
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich took it easy on Barcelona.
Enough man! #BarcaBayern pic.twitter.com/KxhGf1PnHR
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) August 14, 2020
Philippe Coutinho was warmly greeted by his parent club.
“And it’s coutinho with an eighth for Bayern “pic.twitter.com/AZg51hfmIX
— Daniel caxton ?? (@_Danyehh) August 14, 2020
Coutinho to Barca pic.twitter.com/uSNAjcD7R1
— Pøgba Senior (@TheSaItIsHere) August 14, 2020
Barcelona paid £142,000,000 for a player to come on and score two and set up another against them in the Champions League quarter final.
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) August 14, 2020
The best players to line out for Barcelona and Bayern Munich
And Hansi Flick is clearly the German Bringer Of Doom in major football competitions.
A reminder that Bayern coach Hansi Flick was the Germany assistant for the 7-1 Brazil game. pic.twitter.com/gbyU53ecMb
— Euan McTear (@emctear) August 14, 2020
This is how good Alphonso Davies is.
Alphonso Davies makes you almost consider forgiving Canada for Nickelback.
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) August 14, 2020
Thomas Muller probably shouldn’t give up the day job to become a comedian, though.
— MUNDIAL (H) (@MundialMag) August 15, 2020
Pep Guardiola just can’t help himself.
— Lars Sivertsen (@larssivertsen) August 15, 2020
20 years from now Guardiola is going to over-think one of these games so hard that he'll accidentally play his normal team and win
— Barney Ronay (@barneyronay) August 15, 2020
That Raheem Sterling miss will live long in the memory.
.@Carra23 and @MicahRichards were all of us watching that Sterling miss ?? pic.twitter.com/41Ut1YEBp0
— Champions League on CBS Sports (@UCLonCBSSports) August 15, 2020
The most pointless Premier League transfers of the 2020/21 season
Crazy to think a bunch of virgins with Cristiano Ronaldo as their Twitter profile image have gotten inside the head of one of the most lethal strikers in football.
FARMERS LEAGUE ?
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) August 15, 2020
If there’s anyone that can sort this mess out, it’s PM Marcus Rashford.
Can someone ask Marcus Rashford to sort the A level results out.
— Greg Clinker (@GregClinker) August 14, 2020
This is the football and music crossover I have been craving.
Introducing the new 2020-21 home shirt for @stalbanscityfc, manufactured by @hummel1923 and sponsored by Enter Shikari.
Pre-order the shirt now from https://t.co/91To5SAyiM pic.twitter.com/HesiTo2OLK
— ENTER SHIKARI (@ENTERSHIKARI) August 14, 2020
Life just isn’t fair.
Those 50 Arsenal employees that were made redundant were most likely Arsenal fans. So not only did they lose their dream jobs, but now they're gonna have to watch Willian play for their club on wages created from their sackings. It's an evil world we live in
— Pøgba Senior (@TheSaItIsHere) August 14, 2020
Arteta backs Willian to “really make a difference” for Arsenal
I feel sorry for the lad.
Thought I was Paul Dummett man ?? pic.twitter.com/mdr2OAdBPA
— LÈÉM (@allansbestmate) August 11, 2020
Plenty more fish in the sea mate ??♂️?? https://t.co/t9kckkoUr5
— Paul Dummett (@PaulDummett) August 12, 2020
“Up for a game of astro?”
"Real Social Dads" still two short down at Powerleague, and it's 7.54pmhttps://t.co/BktkYsDW4c
— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) August 15, 2020
When you realise there’s going to be a lot of running ahead of you.
When you get to training and there’s no footballs, just cones ??♀️? pic.twitter.com/EhJZQJZEM6
— Emma Kelly (@emmakelly_26) August 13, 2020
When you forget today is photo day in school.
That feeling when you don’t have a trim but have to get photo’s ?? https://t.co/AefkXrNoap
— Adam (@adamidah1) August 14, 2020
Who knew Fergie was such a sharpshooter?
I’m crying Alex Ferguson played 317 games and scored 171 goals. Why is it so weird to imagine him being a gunman
— Adam (@cheerspaI) August 9, 2020
We all need a claim to fame.
Happy to announce I once booted him in a school game and conceded a penalty. We lost 10-0 and he scored 6?? https://t.co/fzVBMQRrec
— Ben (@benedgie1) August 11, 2020
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