Real Madrid involved in UEFA Champions League final Twitter blunder
In the build-up to the Champions League semi-final second leg between Manchester City and Madrid, UEFA apparently ‘predicted’ a winner on Twitter.
Inter booked their place in the Champions League final on Tuesday thanks to a comprehensive 3-0 aggregate victory over San Siro co-tenants AC Milan, although the Nerazzuri will have to wait a few more hours to know who their opponents will be in Istanbul on 10 June. Manchester City and Real Madrid face off in a mouth-watering clash on Wednesday, although perhaps somebody should tell UEFA that…
UEFA ‘predict’ Real Madrid vs Inter in the Champions League final
If you make a mistake on social media, Twitter in this case, you be sure that you’ll be caught out before you get the chance to rectify it. Around 90 minutes before the second leg of the semi-final between City and Madrid was due to get underway, UEFA’s official account posted a tweet about winning tickets for said final in Turkey.
Read the first four words - “The finalists are confirmed” - and you’ll immediately see the problem. A quick glance at the accompanying graphic and the eyes of some started popping out of their heads.
Madrid to triumph at fortess Etihad?
We know that Real Madrid are Champions League specialists and have made winning the competition something of a habit, but surely Manchester City, with goal machine Erling Haaland leading the line, have some kind of chance of beating them at the Etihad, where they have won their last 15 matches and not lost in Europe since 2018?
The offending tweet was swiftly deleted, but not before eagled-eyed followers had screenshot it to death. At least UEFA know they have a lovely-looking template to use in a few hours’ time and that their social media team know how to schedule tweets.