This week, Twitter feeds from all over Europe were clogged with Champions League news and updates in two dramatic nights of action in Europe's top competition.
There was plenty of reaction from all angles of the Twittersphere, both positive and negative.
Former Chelsea and Tottenham goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini, now with the LA Galaxy, was very critical of the refereeing in Dortmund's dramatic last-gasp Champions League quarter-final win over unlucky Malaga after Felipe Santana scored the 93rd minute winner from an offside position.
Watching CL highlights. Great goals in one game, huge mistakes by the assistants in the other one. #collinamustbefuming— Carlo Cudicini (@Capitancarloc) April 10, 2013
all my support to @malagacf, they deserved to win.— Santi Cazorla (@19SCazorla) April 9, 2013
Wow. How did Dortmund win that? When things like that happen, you start to wonder whether their name is written on the trophy this year.— michael owen (@themichaelowen) April 9, 2013
I follow too many soccer/football folks. My tweetline is full with champions league stuff. What's my non sport family doing? I'll never no— KEI KAMARA (@keikamara) April 9, 2013
The Barcelona train rumbled along as they managed to edge past PSG by virtue of away goals after the two legs ended 3-3, courtesy of Pedro's 71st minute strike. Teammate Gerard Pique was thrilled to be in the final four of Europe's premier club competition, breaking the record of consecutive semi-final appearances.
Really happy to qualify again for the Champions League semi-finals! Sixth time in a row! #ChampionsLeague— Gerard Piqué (@3gerardpique) April 10, 2013
Away from the world game, Norwich and Scotland winger Robert Snodgrass was excited about the US Masters golf tournament which kicks off in Georgia on April 11.
Buzzing for the start of the Augusta masters tomorrow one of the best tournaments in golf #augustamasters— Robert snodgrass (@robsnodgrass7) April 10, 2013
As was Joey Barton who was backing in reigning champion Bubba Watson.
Cannot wait for The Masters to start tomorrow. 4 days glued to the box. Don't care who wins as long as he's European...Or Bubba again #ledge— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) April 10, 2013
Earlier this week, the QPR midfielder revealed that he could quite possibly remain at French club Marseille past his loan deal which expires this summer.
Some strange people think that I'll be playing in the Championship next season. Good one! QPR might, I won't! #fact— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) April 9, 2013
I'm loving life in France. Loving Marseille. They love me. All I want to do is gave everything for this football club. They backed me when..— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) April 9, 2013
It's not upto QPR if I stay. Agreement already in place for me to stay here. Can't see QPR wanting me on the wage bill in the Champ.— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) April 9, 2013
And as all the tributes flowed in for the late Margaret Thatcher who passed away on Monday, Barton felt very strongly about what the former Prime Minister did for Britain or more accurately, what he thinks she took from Britain.
£8m cost to the taxpayers for a state funeral? She enriched her friends at cost of millions of jobs. She should pay for her own funeral!— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) April 9, 2013
People shouldn't sugarcoat Thatcher. History must remember her for what she was. A tyrant who ruined this country, to allow herself and...— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) April 9, 2013
...her cronies to privatise British industries for their own financial gain. She won't be remembered fondly where I'm from.#tyrant— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) April 9, 2013
Whilst Barton's Twitter sparring partner Dietmar Hamann was neither for or against Thatcher but felt sick when watching some people on UK television celebrate her death.
Think about Maggie Thatcher what you want.But seeing people on TV celebrating a former PM's death spraying champagne makesme physically sick— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) April 9, 2013