Twitter and football were meant for each other due to the fact that the former is designed for letting people comment on live events while the latter is best enjoyed while it is live. This is the very fact that Twitter is the second screen of choice for football fans, who use it to comment about the various events they are watching on the big screen.
Yesterday night was Champions League group stage matches and one of the matches was between the English Premier League team, Arsenal and the Bulgarian team, PFC Ludogorets Razgrad. The game was tight with the match tied at 2-2 before halftime and it seemed it would end that way for most of the second half. However, this all changed at the 87th minute with a stunning goal from Mesut Özil.
Ozil takes us through, brilliant composure Three Two Arsenal
Elneny with the assist pic.twitter.com/nZjS83VKDQ
— Jonathan (@JBHTD) November 1, 2016
A GIF of the video was made of the stunning goal which became viral amongst the Arsenal fans.
— FK³ (@fkhanage) November 1, 2016
That goal by Özil made fans fill the timeline with praise for the player thanks to how he was able to fool two defenders and the keeper.
Incredible goal by Ozil! pic.twitter.com/ewHs144G3v
— Lex (@Alex_Ndalila) November 2, 2016
Oh my Lord Jesus Christ Mesut Ozil that was beautiful
— #BWIGM (@JamzLdn) November 1, 2016
Ozil is not God but he made people lie down in greener Pastures.. pic.twitter.com/iEHwrgcJT4
— ♠ (@_alade_) November 1, 2016
That Ozil goal is up there in the annals. Just stunning
— Darren (@DarrenArsenal1) November 1, 2016
Famous players like his teammate Bellerin and his countryman, Ballack heralded his efforts on the goal.
— Michael Ballack (@Ballack) November 1, 2016
Mesut😱 I mean, we know you are good bro, but WOW!! @MesutOzil1088
— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) November 1, 2016
Stats of the game started streaming in
Mesut Ozil tonight:
– 200th Assists in his career
– Scores A Winnerpic.twitter.com/QZesvZhjpz
— GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) November 2, 2016
6 – Mesut Özil has been directly involved in six goals in his last four games for Arsenal in all comps (3 goals, 3 assists). Maestro.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 1, 2016
As usual, Arsenal fans decided to post banter against other teams thanks to that Ozil goal.
“Mesut scored against farme..”
— XHAKA CAN! (@sickolia_) November 2, 2016
To Man U fans, Pogba does in adverts, Ozil does it in real life.
— Baba Adrian® (@Ondieqi) November 1, 2016
Ludogorets Goalkeeper about that Ozil goal pic.twitter.com/rVNOaAjXqO
— IslingtonGoonerAFC (@Born_a_gooner) November 1, 2016
Ludogorets fans searching for the respect after that Özil goal. pic.twitter.com/469jLQbdhG
— MIKILL PANE (@MikillPane) November 1, 2016
The banter went overboard
Hearing reports that 11 women in the crowd spontaneously became pregnant after witnessing Ozil's goal
— Andy Castell (@AJ3) November 1, 2016
My condolences to the Ludogrets goalkeeper and two defenders murdered in cold blood by Ozil.
— addy (@Addyylaide) November 1, 2016
Yeah they dabbin where's their goals tho?
Draw 2 ludogorets thats a nono
Chipped the keeper in slo-mo
Sent 2 defenders off to tesco. pic.twitter.com/c6QOYAxEps
— Mr Ace⚽ #TabooTalkTT (@LateefAce) November 1, 2016
This will be one long week as the banter won’t end thanks to that Özil goal. It is rather fortunate Vine is no more, well because short videos of the goal would have populated the timeline. GIFs and Twitter videos are here to stay and there is no escaping that.