Mr Bachchan described the match as a 'humdinger':
T 1517 -This game : Germany v Portugal is a humdinger .. clinical by the Germans, and Portugal .. well .. a bit unfortunate.. !!-- Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 16, 2014
SRK saluted the German demolition squad:
The Germans need to give a warning before they do this to another team...."Achtung Hochspannung!....at least.-- SHAH RUKH KHAN (@iamsrk) June 16, 2014
Achtung Hochspannung is the German for 'danger, high voltage.'
Germany crushed 10-man Portugal 4-0, helped by a hat-trick by Thomas Muller. Portugal, led by Bollywood favourite Cristiano Ronaldo, lost defender Pepe after he was red-carded for head-butting Muller.
Both Mr Bachchan and SRK, ardent football fans, have been up nights watching the matches and tweeting. (Also Read: SRK even had TV glue ready)
SRK put his passion for the game into this rather poetic tweet:
Prayers done. Forgiveness asked for. Football on nothing else needs to be asked for. Fantastic....Forgiveness, Football & Footloose tonight.-- SHAH RUKH KHAN (@iamsrk) June 13, 2014
Mr Bachchan had a more intellectual take:
T 1517 -Comment from a dear friend on the World Cup .. in Latin : 'panem et circenses'.. Fine..guess what it means ? Quick .. no googling !-- Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 16, 2014
T 1517 -: " panem et circenses " bread and circuses : provision of the means of life and recreation by government to appease discontent !!-- Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) June 16, 2014
Both actors will no doubt be looking forward to tonight's after-hours match between Brazil (Mr Bachchan's favourite team) and Mexico.