Chelsea were beaten 2-1 by PSG in the first leg of their last 16 tie Champions League tonight, thanks to a goal from Edinson Cavani.
Guus Hiddink’s side went down 1-0 thanks to a deflected free-kick from PSG talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic but equalised before half time through John Obi Mikel.
However the Blues were on the losing side after Cavani came off the bench and fired the ball past Thibaut Courtois from a tight angle.
And BT Sport commentator Michael Owen was quick to point the finger at the Belgian goalkeeper.
Owen claimed that Cavani shouldn’t be scoring from that angle and Courtois should be criticised for not making the save.
Owen said: “He’s let the ball go underneath his body, it was a lovely ball and peeled off run and he’s just onside. But from here I don’t think he should score.”
The 36-year-old, who scored 49 time for England in 89 appearances, added, “You’ve got to really block that gap. Through the legs is a big space and how many times do you see that, strikers hitting it low and hard through the legs.”
“He shouldn’t be scoring from there, Courtois should be doing a lot more.”
— Stuart Hynd (@supers0nic_) February 16, 2016
Owen was quickly made the target of abuse on social media with Chelsea fans venomously disagreeing with the former Liverpool and Manchester United forward:
The face you make when Owen doubts Courtois keeping ability pic.twitter.com/cWuY9AgHKM
— Deni Sturgess (@Sturgyyy_) February 16, 2016
Michael Owen basically said that Courtois should have squatted so much that the gap in between his legs didn't exist ?
— Ross (@HosssRamilton) February 16, 2016
@mrasaunders despising Owen at the moment – don't blame courtois at all for that
— Rob Howard (@robthecult) February 16, 2016
Owen asking the impossible of Courtois – how do you make yourself big, squat & block the gap between your legs?
— Guy Pakeman (@guypakeman) February 16, 2016
michael owen, there, insisting courtois should've made himself bigger but also somehow cover the gap between his legs
— JR (@jrhz23_) February 16, 2016
Don't think I'd blame courtois for that goal, Owen ?
— JimmyWest (@jimmyywestt) February 16, 2016
Michael Owen giving Courtois goalkeeping advice now??
— Louis Antonius (@10LA) February 16, 2016
Owen on form. Courtois should make himself big but also squat and block between his legs? Taking a dump with an erection @themichaelowen?
— SmilingPolitely (@migrainebhoy) February 16, 2016
You can't blame Courtois. When he's coming out full pelt to close the angle, please explain to me Michael Owen how he's meant to squat too!?
— Chris Simmonds (@Chris24Simmonds) February 16, 2016
Hard to believe Michael Owen was a top class striker. It seems Courtois should have dived out with his legs shut. Now that is a party piece
— James Dornan MSP (@glasgowcathcart) February 16, 2016
Michael Owen is a proper bellend, can't criticise Courtois there, that's a brilliant finish!
— Adam Wright (@officialwrighty) February 16, 2016
While the result was poor it’s not the end of the world for Chelsea as PSG are still to travel to Stamford Bridge for the return leg in a few weeks time.
Many Chelsea fans will even take positives from tonight’s result as thanks to Mikel, the Blues have an away goal to build upon.