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FOOTIE TWEETS: Champions League clogs Twitter feeds, Barton makes his call on career

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.

On Tuesday, we saw Borussia Dortmund produce two late goals to beat Malaga whilst Galatasaray gave a great fist of it with three brilliant goals against Real Madrid before coming up short.

On Wednesday, Barcelona scrambled to edge Paris Saint-Germain whilst Bayern Munich flexed their muscle with another clinical display, beating Juventus.

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.

Cudicini praised the brilliance of the goals in the Galatasaray v Real Madrid match but felt for UEFA Head of Referees Pierluigi Collina who will definitely look closely at Dortmund's theatrical win.

Whilst Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla felt gutted for his former club.

Stoke City striker Michael Owen suggested that perhaps Dortmund were destined for the Champions League title, much in the same vein as Chelsea won it last season.

And Manchester City's Edin Dzeko felt it was pure belief that got the German champions over the line.

Norwich City loanee Kei Kamara highlighted the enormity of the Champions League, saying he wasn't aware of what was happening anywhere else in the world apart from on the football pitch.

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.

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.

As was Joey Barton who was backing in reigning champion Bubba Watson.

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.

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.

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.

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