The Champions League quarter-finals produced some of the tournament’s most memorable matches this week as Liverpool, Real Madrid, Roma and Bayern Munich progressed to the semi-finals.
Roma caused arguably the biggest upset of the tournament so far by knocking out one of the favourites to lift the trophy, Barcelona. The Italians trailed 4-1 after the first leg but staged one of the most dramatic comebacks in Champions League history – winning 3-0 and progressing to the semi-finals on away goals. This tweet highlights the raw and unedited passion that was felt across the globe when Manolas scored the 3rd Roma goal. It has also become the most successful tweet in the club’s history – 186K RT’s and counting.
Liverpool also caused an upset by knocking out runaway Premier League leaders, Manchester City. Goals from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino helped the Reds reach their first Champions League semi-final since 2008.
Real Madrid narrowly avoided an embarrassing cup exit to Juventus after a 97th minute goal from Cristiano Ronaldo sent Los Blancos through to the semis, 4-3 on aggregate. The Portuguese superstars name has been seen by over 37 million unique Twitter users since scoring his penalty.
The semi-final draw takes place on (Friday) April 13th.