The second leg of Round 16 the Champions League 2017-18 ended, with Barcelona defeating Chelsea at Camp Nou. Lionel Messi led the charge as he scored a brace in their 3-0 win in the second leg on March 15. The draws for the quarter-finals will take place at UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, on March 16. A lot of fan-frenzy was seen on social media as fans across the globe celebrated their football’s club qualification for the quarter-finals.
There were a lot of memes, funny messages, picture messages going viral on social media as the Round of 16 officially came to an end. However, we stumbled upon this video, and the creativity displayed in it is to a whole new level!
With all the competitions that took place in the Champions League’s Round of 16, this Twitter account made a clip based on the theme of a Pokémon video game. The video shows how the eight teams that qualified – Real Madrid, Liverpool, Juventus, Manchester City, Sevilla, AS Roma, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich – defeat their rivals – Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Porto, Tottenham Hotspur, Basel, Manchester United, Shakhtar Donetsk, Chelsea, and Besiktas – in the football league.
GO! The UCL quarter-finals! 🎮 pic.twitter.com/oceQ59Ge1c
— B/R Football (@brfootball) March 14, 2018
A little creativity doesn’t harm anyone and this video with its superb visualisations is a treat for any football fan. The video is how both the sides are pitted against each other and possess special powers with them. How the football club use their attack, defence, and special powers are what all this funny, yet sporty video all about. Twitterati was all praise for it and their reactions were simply hilarious!
We bring to you some of the most amazing reactions of the people on micro-blogging site Twitter, which were made in the context of this video.
1. Are you a Chelsea fan too?
As both a Chelsea fan and an ex-Pokémon fan, I have to say... I’m torn https://t.co/vfKkrxzI2z
— TJ (@TjHogan_) March 15, 2018
2. This was SAVAGE!
Lol “ What will Basel do against City? - RUN” 😅😅😅😅
— DAVID IS THE NAME™ (@TheeKing_Dave) March 15, 2018
3. The video is indeed GOLD.
This is absolute gold pic.twitter.com/8argDpCQ34
— kev🌎☄️🚀🎭 (@trillkevooo) March 15, 2018
4. How about a Pokemon and Advance Boy collaboration?
Is it that Pokemon game played with Advance Boy? 😂
— sandesh giri (@giri8848) March 15, 2018
5. This was our favourite thing on the Internet, too!
My favourite thing on the internet today! @tommo32000
— Manraj Singh Sucha (@ManrajSucha) March 14, 2018
6. What did Manchester United use?
Man United used sleep but nohting happened😁😁😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣
— kevin (@DeskyXL2) March 15, 2018
7. Lionel Messi, Goat or Greatest of all time?
I like how they used the 🐐 to describe Messi https://t.co/IuQsGBjiKt
— Bilal Zuaiter (@zuaiter96) March 15, 2018
With the quarter-finals draws set to take place in less than 24 hours from now, it will be interesting to see how the schedule shapes up. The rules followed in the last-16 draw will not be applicable this time, as there will be no seedings and teams from the same country can play each other.
The first-leg matches of the quarter-finals are scheduled to be played on April 3 and 4, whereas the second-leg matches will be played on April 10 and April 11.
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