Things got a bit heated between Eamon Dunphy and Richie Sadlier during the Champions League post-match analysis last night, and Twitter was pretty much unanimous in deciding who won.
Dunphy and Sadlier were discussing Real Madrid’s failure to make it to the final, and they weren’t sparing each other in the debate.
The two have crossed swords while working together before, but hostilities came out into the open last night, with Sadlier correcting Dunphy on a number of factual errors live on air.
Commenters on social media were clear on who they felt came out of the argument best.
"Only two teams, Real & Barca, can win the League in Spain" Dunphy.. "Atletico Madrid are current champions?" Sadlier @RTEsoccer— Mick O'Keeffe (@okmick) May 13, 2015
I'm no Richie Sadlier fan but he's making Eamon Dunphy look like the uninformed old man that he is.— Seán Sheehan (@SeanSheehanBA) May 13, 2015
Richie Sadlier gone up hugely in my estimation.— Karl Lambe (@KarlLambe) May 13, 2015
I hate sadlier but hes schooling dunphy here haha— Lee Collins (@LeeCollie) May 13, 2015
This is turning into a classic here between Sadlier and Dunphy.— Cathal Lynch (@DeathByFootball) May 13, 2015
Liam Brady, the third member of last night’s panel, was also included in some of the criticism.
Richie Sadlier talking sense yet again.Give multiple examples of Guardiola's team capitulating defensively.Dunphy+Brady judging on 2 games.— Conor Kelly (@ConorPacKelly) May 13, 2015
Sadlier is far to good for the RTE panel. Dunphy's barb there about 'being at home on your couch' was harsh enough.— Ronan Morrissey (@RonanXonkM) May 13, 2015
Looks like it's advantage Sadlier going into the final.
If you missed their post-match chat last night, check it out on the RTE player.
Unfortunately, RTE have not released some of the more interesting exchanges - yet.