Loads of Newcastle fans have been commenting on what could potentially be a very bizarre occurrence – two of their ex-players, both of whom were relegated, squaring off in a Champions League final.
Tottenham scraped past Manchester City on Wednesday night in the most dramatic of circumstances.
After Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva and Son Heung-min all grabbed goals in a frantic 2-2 opening, strikes from Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Fernando Llorente left Spurs in charge of the tie on away goals.
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Sterling’s late winner (and hat-trick goal) was then ruled out thanks to VAR, meaning Moussa Sissoko now has Ajax standing between him and a Champions League final.
On the other side of the bracket, Liverpool cruised past Porto with a 6-1 aggregate score, with Georginio Wijnaldum starting in the Reds’ midfield in Portugal.
If the two sides win their respective semi-finals, they will of course square off in Madrid, leaving the two midfielders who were relegated on Tyneside to battle it out for the biggest prize in club football.
Sissoko in particular was extremely poor in his final season with the Magpies, and we’ve compiled some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Credit to Steve McClaren ??
— Graham Hunter (@graham_hunter68) April 18, 2019
Sissoko was awful the year we went down.
— Ash Sales (@ashsales22) April 18, 2019
Gini was a good player the other is a waste of space
— Donaldo (@DonaldoC09) April 18, 2019
A reminder that players will never preform to their best abilities for a club and owner with no ambition to succeed. Current crop are playing for a manager they respect.
— LeeTheMag (@LeeTheMag) April 18, 2019
Sissoko is terrible, was for us and still is for spurs, i think his record is 40+ games, 0 goals, 4 assists, because he does a headless power run past a few players every now and then, people think he’s good
— Dave (@DavidJRidley) April 18, 2019
They were both disinterested and pathetic. I wouldn’t take either of them back for free.
— PJ Doc (@Pjdoc) April 18, 2019
I think that statement reflects as much on them personally as professionals as it does on our plight under MA.
— Chris Tait (@SweetLeftFoot11) April 18, 2019
Yet Gini remains a class act, and Sissoko remains crap.
— Kris (@geordiekris83) April 18, 2019