Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Fans around the world tuned in on Tuesday to watch the Champions League match between Barcelona and Chelsea. And they tuned in on Twitter as well - during the game, total global traffic on the platform peaked at 13,684 Tweets per second. This exceeded the 12,233 TPS mark we saw during the Super Bowl, which took place in the US in February.

The conversation reached its high point immediately following Fernando Torres’ late goal, which tied the game and sealed Chelsea’s victory in the semi-final.

There are more high-profile games to come before the 2011-2012 season is over. Tonight, @RealMadrid takes on #BayernMunich for the right to play @ChelseaFC in the Champions League final in May, and Monday brings the derby between @MCFC and #ManchesterUnited, which is being talked about as the biggest game since the @PremierLeague was formed 20 years ago.

Be sure to follow the action, and join in the conversation, on Twitter.