Bayern Munich outlasted Real Madrid in the second of two memorable Champions League semifinals. No big entre portions here. Just appetizer nibbles of genius, 140 characters at a time, from the pretty and the popular crowd at Twitter High:
ESPN’s Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman): BAYERN wins!!!!! Love it that is why you play the games. Chelsea and Munich have pulled the unthinkable. #UCL final will be good.
Goal.com’s Kyle McCarthy (@kylejmccarthy): Crazy set of penalties. One silver lining to the result: the finalists will cope with similar suspension concerns heading into the match.
Philadelphia Union and U.S. national team’s Freddy Adu (@FreddyAdu): congrats to bayern wow what
The Times soccer correspondent Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes): Delighted for Bayern, who win on pens to face Chelsea in final. Like #CFC last night, but in different way, they showed remarkable courage
Euro Twitter trend-setters, soccer journos and culture wacthers Kickette (@kickette): Bastian Schweini’s body ain’t a temple – it’s a maximum security prison for sexy and its inmates just broke freeeee!
Kickette (@kickette): Sergio Ramos has a lot to be thankful for this CL season, though. His obliques, his full head of hair, his improved fashion spring to mind.
NBC’s Arlo White (@arlowhite): Sergio Ramos’ penalty just passed my window……. in Connecticut
MLSSoccer.com’s Jonah Freedman (@jonahfreedman): So…. how about a third-place game for Champions League? #BetterRatings
Anderlecht and U.S. national team midfielder Sacha Kljestan (@SachaKljestan): I’m too lazy to do it, but somebody go back to the beginning of this season and see my tweet about Bayern winning Champions League. #psychic
ESPN.com’s Jen Chang (@JenChang88): Think it’s safe to say that Lahm and Kroos have been struck off Jogi Low’s PK taking list for Germany in the Euros.
ESPN’s Derek Rae (@RaeComm): And to think Aberdeen took care of both Bayern and Real Madrid en route to lifting the Cup Winners Cup 29 years ago.
Freelance journalist Avi Creditor (@AviCreditor): That reserve game in Munich between Bayern and Chelsea is going to be watched by a ton of people.
Daily Telegraph correspondent and columnist for Sunday Telegraph Henry Winter (@henrywinter): Well at least #cfc fans should have little trouble finding hotel rooms in Munich…..