Rio Ferdinand And Gary Lineker Go Absolutely Mad For Lionel Messi's Stunning Champions League Free-Kick
Rio Ferdinand and Gary Lineker couldn't hide their excitement at Lionel Messi's extraordinary free-kick.
The Barcelona skipper curled in a gorgeous free-kick from 35-yards to notch his 600th career goal for Barcelona.
Fans inside the Camp Nou erupted when the ball hit the back of the net and the boys inside the BT Sport's studio also went mad for the Argentine hero.
Ferdinand and Lineker went ballistic as Messi smashed in a glorious Champions League goal.
Reaction when #Messi hits his 600th goal for @FCBarcelona... u have to get excited! Wow :boom::soccer: ps. Get the sound on :loud_sound: #barcalfc #UCL pic.twitter.com/PlgFtZJvHF
- Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) May 1, 2019
The former Manchester United defender cut a shocked figure with his hands over his mouth as he watched in amazement, while the ex-Barcelona striker screamed "WOW" before grabbing his phone and immediately posting about the little magician.
WOW! Just Wow. Messi scores his 600th goal for @FCBarcelona with as good a freekick as you'll ever see. The little genius defies logic.:goat::goat:
- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 1, 2019
Liverpool fans weren't too impressed.
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Pundits should try to act like they are a bit neutral, at least. But hey, who cares. We're climbing a hill our own way after all.
- UnbearableRED (@UnbearableRED) May 1, 2019
Pair of clowns..
- Martin (@Martinlawles13) May 1, 2019
Nice to see support for the British Team!
- Mark Robson (@markrobson14) May 1, 2019
Next time @GaryLineker wants to interview Klopp I hope the gaffer tells him to jog on.
- iDad (@APlender) May 1, 2019
Ferdinand, meanwhile, didn't hold back when asked about Virgil van Dijk's defensive position for Barcelona's first goal.
"Virgil van Dijk...he's at fault," he said. "He can see Suarez there, he's pointing where he wants it. It's not rocket science.
"He's right in front of him - that's your man - the No.9 on the back of his shirt. Static. Virgil van Dijk there was static. It's criminal.
"In that position he has to be Matip's eyes and ears. He'll be disappointed with that."
Barcelona head into next week's second-leg at Anfield with a three-goal advantage.
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