Tottenham fans react on Twitter to Roberto Soldado's performance for Villarreal

Roberto Soldado

Former Spurs striker Roberto Soldado was in action for Villarreal against Liverpool.

Roberto Soldado played his part as Villarreal won the first leg of their Europa League semi-final against Liverpool.

The former Spanish international did not have much success against the Reds during his time with Tottenham, but was given the nod to start the match at El Madrigal.

He left Spurs last summer for the La Liga side, and has been a regular for Villarreal this season, scoring eight goals in 40 appearances.

He featured for 73 minutes last night, substituted off prior to Villarreal notching their winning goal, and had a mixed time of it up against Kolo Toure in Liverpool's defence.

Soldado, 30, had two shots at goal but neither landed on target, touching the ball 40 times, and also created one chance.

After signing from Valencia in 2013 amid high hopes and an expensive fee, Soldado struggled at Spurs, and was eventually displaced by Harry Kane, scoring just one league goal last season.

Ahead of the Europa League clash he told The Mail how he was looking forward to knocking Liverpool out, and while he did not have a role in the decisive moment in the game, he is halfway there.

Here is a look at how fans of his old club Tottenham reacted to his performance...

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